Film: Emma

Film: Emma

Jane Austin’s last novel Emma, written in 1815, has been adapted for the screen many times, most recently by the BBC in a 2009 mini-series. Writer Eleanor Catton (Booker Prize winner for The Luminaries) has given us another version of this social satire which is...
Film: Pacificado

Film: Pacificado

  Pacificado (“pacified” in Portugese) is named for the pacification police who were charged with cleaning up the crime-ridden favela slums before the 1913 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Despite the heavy police presence the drug-dealing and viiolence...
French Festival Film: Les Miserables

French Festival Film: Les Miserables

    Director Ladj Ly has made a remarkable debut with his first film, Les Miserables, which was chosen as France’s entry to the Academy Awards and is now tipped to win an Oscar. The film echoes Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel with a 21st Century story of...
Film: The Lighthouse

Film: The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse is a brooding, sinister black and white film with towering performances by the two protagonists, Robert Pattinson and William Dafoe. Thomas Wake (Dafoe) is a grizzled old tar, the lighthouse keeper on a rugged windswept island off the New...
Film: Venice Calling

Film: Venice Calling

  Free-spirited Bernard and Annie Chamodots (Benoit Poelvoode and Valerie Bonneton) decide that they will take a long road trip towing their caravan home from Montargis to Venice when their fifteen year son Emile (Helie Thonnat) is invited to a concert at La...
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