The Man Who Laughs (L’homme qui rit) (2012)

JEAN-PIERRE AMERIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  France/Czech Republic, 2012.  Incognita Films, EuropaCorp, France 3 Cinema, France 2 Cinema, Okko Productions, DD Productions, Hérodiade, France Télévision, Canal+, Cine@, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Procirep.  Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Améris, Guillaume Laurant, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Gerard Simon.  Produced by Thomas Anargyros, Edouard de Vésinne.  Music … More The Man Who Laughs (L’homme qui rit) (2012)

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L’Amour Fou

BBB.5 (out of 5) This movie has been reviewed at Magenta Magazine. Les Films du Lendemain, Les Films de Pierre, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, France Télévision France, 2010 Directed by Pierre Thoretton Cinematography by Leo Hinstin Produced by Hugues Charbonneau, Kristina Larsen Music by Come Aguiar, Laurent Levesque Production Design by Olivier Pacteau Film Editing … More L’Amour Fou

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The Monk (Le Moine)

B.5 (out of 5) A novel published in 1796 by twenty-one year-old Matthew Lewis, overflowing with images of demons and ghost nuns, lusty blood-soaked virgins and murderous friars, all of them manifested by a committed belief in the supernatural world, has been turned into a dour and pompously spare experience directed by a skeptic with … More The Monk (Le Moine)

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Sarah’s Key (Elle S’Appelait Sarah)

BBBB (out of 5) In 2009 Paris, Kristin Scott Thomas checks out her husband’s family’s apartment with the plans of remodeling it and moving in with him and their teenage daughter. The apartment has been in the family since 1942, which the film flashes back to and reveals that the ownership was acquired after its original … More Sarah’s Key (Elle S’Appelait Sarah)

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