iOS app Android app

French Film

"Chinese Puzzle," "Venus in Fur," and "Me, Myself and Mom" at the COLCOA Film Festival

Ira Israel | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

For those who do not already know about it, the City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) Film Festival is one of the great treasures of Los Angeles. Including seventeen U.S. premieres this year, COLCOA is an eclectic array of French movies highlighting the finest talents in French cinema.

Film Review: In Catherine Corsini's Three Worlds Crossing Borders and Class Is Dangerous Business

Penelope Andrew | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

In French director/co-screenwriter Catherine Corsini's latest film, Three Worlds, three disparate characters -- Al, Juliette and Vera -- cross paths in the aftermath of a tragic car accident on the streets of Paris.

Augustine vs. Charcot: Transference and Countertransference in the Struggle for a Voice and a Cure

Penelope Andrew | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Charcot's interventions with Augustine run the gamut -- from gentle, sensuous spoon-feedings to physical torture using a device of his own invention, known as the ovary compressor.

Why Michael Haneke's Amour Is Not a Depressing Movie

Jordan Mainzer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts
Jordan Mainzer

Michael Haneke's Amour, a French-language film nominated for five Oscars, chronicles an aging French couple struggling with the wife's slew of physical and mental health problems.

Holy Motors! Leos Carax Is Back

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Holy Motors is an extraordinary acting tour de force, a filmic reverie whose real topic is film history and the film medium itself -- in this sense it is wholly self-referential.

The Surreal World Of Slit Scan Photography

Posted 11.08.2012 | Arts

If you are new to the world of slit scan photography, this bizarre video is a pretty good introduction. In it, French filmmakers Adrien M / Claire B d...

Late to the Party for The Intouchables

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.23.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Some day there will probably be an American version of this story. We can only hope that the magic of this story of hope can be captured. For now the original is my choice for best film of the year.

I Have Two Loves

Harvey Weinstein | Posted 06.07.2012 | Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein

People know that I have a great love for cinema. Not just for commercial cinema, but for the "cinema d'auteur." But to me, two of the great "auteurs" are actually actors and they both happen to be French.

Juliette Binoche in Elles at the Nuart

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 07.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Andrea R. Vaucher

The incomparable Juliette Binoche is riveting in the new film, Elles. Every emotion, no matter how subtle, registers on that alabaster visage; one minute you're laughing with her, the next she's breaking your heart.

Is This Guy the Next Jean Dujardin?

Susan Michals | Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment
Susan Michals

Suffice to say, with Jean Dujardin winning the Oscar for his role in The Artist, all eyes are on France now; will they be able to repeat that success with films crossing the pond this year, like Cloclo and The Intouchables

The Not-So-Subtle Racism of the New French Film "Intouchables"

ARTINFO | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

When Harvey Weinstein releases the French movie "Intouchables" (Untouchable) this May, he is probably hoping to repeat the success he had with "The Ar...

2012 Rendez-Vous With French Cinema: A Preview

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

2012-03-02-Screenshot20120302at3.54.21PM.jpgIf you can't take advantage of the festival's NYC-based screenings, many of these films have a good shot at being picked up for U.S. theatrical and online distribution.

Film and Fashion? Oui!

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Michael Giltz

Since the French created cinema and perfected fashion, who better to discuss how the two arts inform one another? The French Institute in New York City boasts a series of events through March doing just this.

Homerunballerina: New Wave

blog.homerunballerina.com | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

i'm actually having a lot of fun getting dressed lately; i think i said it before, but i kind of feel like i'm in costume with this hair cut and color...

Point Blank: What Would You Do?

Kristin McCracken | Posted 09.30.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

What if the woman you loved was suddenly at the mercy of a sadistic band of criminals? Check out Fred Cavayé's adrenaline-fueled thrill ride through the streets and subways of Paris.

Film Review: Outside the Law

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

Outside the Law is a clever, well-balanced hybrid: part political thriller, part historical polemic, and part gangster movie.

Heartthrob: Alain Delon Turns 75

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those younger readers unfamiliar with him, how best to summarize this actor? Well, let's put it this way: in terms of authentic heartthrobs, before there was Johnny Depp, there was Alain Delon.

Kristin Scott Thomas: Leaving

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tribeca

"In France in particular... the way women are perceived is not that once you're past 40, you're past IT. But on the contrary, experience is very attractive, and we like seeing a woman with lines."

Heart Breaker at the International Film Center

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

This French film is very light, in the tradition of a superior American comedy, The Wedding Crashers.

CINEMA: Exploring One of Paris' Most Exceptional Attractions

artdaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

PARIS - It may seem backward to travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world and sit in the dark. In Paris, there are seemingly endless r...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Eyes Without a Face -- 50th Anniversary Special

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With theaters offering no new genre films this weekend, The Cinefantastique Podcast turns its gaze back through the mists of time to a 50th anniversary examination of Eyes Without a Face.

Mademoiselle Chambon: Movie Review By Ed Koch

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

Mademoiselle Chambon is just about as perfect as a film can be. In some fashion it reminded me of the 1945 British film, Brief Encounter, in terms of...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Survivors' Stories: Mia Hansen-Love on The Father of My Children

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The reported death of the serious, small drama -- the kind of things that major studios used to do before opening-weekend grosses became all-important...

Carlos The Jackal, Imprisoned For Life, Looks In Lawsuit To Protect His Image

washingtonpost.com | Edward Cody | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS -- Long before Osama bin Laden, Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, a.k.a. Carlos the Jackal, was the most famous terrorist of his era, bursting onto the s...

Review of Shall We Kiss?

Dylan Eckman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dylan Eckman

This sort of pleonasm is the signature of Shall We Kiss, but there is no charm to this excess, and it feels almost indecent to watch something so haplessly try for a high quirk cache.