Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia Region, Mazovia Warsaw Film Fund,…

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Rock The Casbah

BBB.5 (out of 5) Omar Sharif has a delightful cameo as the head of a wealthy manor in Tangiers who has just passed away.  His spirit sticks around to watch as the women in his life, including his feisty mother, grieving widow, and vastly different daughters, gather for his astoundingly large funeral service.  With family members…

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The Woman In The Fifth (La Femme Du Veme)

BBB (out of 5) Moody, creepy drama in which American Ethan Hawke shows up in Paris with the intent of reconciling with his French wife and being reunited with his daughter. Following the theft of all his belongings almost immediately upon his arrival, he takes up residence in a hovel of a rooming house run by a…

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Renoir

BB.5 (out of 5) A bold and fiery young woman shows up at the estate of the now-aged, world-famous painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir after having been tipped off that she could find work there posing as a model. She immediately becomes an inspiration to him for his gorgeous canvases, while at the same time inspiring the…

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