FlixChatter Review: Saint Omer (2022) – a restrained but heart-wrenching human drama by Alice Diop

Thanks to NEON’s FYC DVD screener pack that I’m able to watch this last month. It’s on my Top 15 Honorable Mentions of 2022 and it was very close to being on my final Top 10. Saint Omer refers to a Northwestern French town called Saint-Omer where Rama, a French-Senegalese literature professor, and novelist, attends …

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FlixChatter Review: Petite Maman (2021)

I first became familiar with Céline Sciamma’s work from GIRLHOOD, which was one of my fave movies of 2015. Petite Maman is quite different in style and tone but it also has a cast of first-time actors. The opening shows an 8-year-old girl Nelly who’s saying good bye to a few elderly residents of what …

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Portrait of A Lady on Fire (2019)

Written & Directed by: Céline Sciamma Winner of last year’s queer palm at Cannes, Portrait of a Lady of Fire creates something new. By using the form of a period piece, Sciamma was able to create something contemporary. Set in the late 1700’s on a remote island, Marianne (Noèmie Merlant) is commissioned to paint a …

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Guest Review: THE INNOCENTS (2016)

Directed By: Anne Fontaine Cast: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza Runtime: 1 hr 55 minutes Most war films recount history as if women were never involved or their experiences not worth mentioning. That is just one of many reasons why The Innocents (2016) stands out in the war film genre: it is about, for, and made …

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Mini Reviews: Hitman Agent 47 | Seeking A Friend For the End of the World | The Last Flight

I wrote some of these reviews last week, but just haven't got around to posting 'em. I haven't got much time to write reviews lately, as I'd rather devote my time to my script. But at the same time, I do have something to say about some of the movies I saw, so why not …

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