FRANTZ

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Francois Ozon Stars: Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst Stotzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bulow, Anton bon Lucke, Cyrielle Claire, Alice de Lencquesaing. The prolific Francois Ozon is one of France’s most stylish and intriguing filmmakers, especially with visually sumptuous melodramas like Swimming Pool winning great critical acclaim and reaching international audiences. His films deal with sex and death, and often have a strong queer subtext. His latest film is no exception. Frantz is a haunting and stylish period romance set in the Continue reading

LITTLE WHITE LIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Guillaume Canet Stars: Francois Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoit Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lafitte, Valerie Bonneton, Pascale Arbillot, Anne Marivin, Louise Monot, Joel Dupuch, Hocine Merabet, Matthieu Chedid, Maxim Nucci. Le Big Chill? The third film from French writer/director Guillaume Canet (Tell No One, etc), Little White Lies is his most personal film to date. It deals with universal themes of relationships, the bonds of friendships, secrets and lies, and those little deceptions that we tell Continue reading

THE ROUND UP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roselyn Bosche Stars: Jean Reno, Hugo Leverdez, Melanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Udo Schenk. This powerful and deeply moving film depicts one of the most shocking and shameful episodes of French history. In the early hours of July 16, 1942 the French police, at the direction of the Nazis, rounded up thousands of Jewish citizens and detained them in appalling conditions in the Paris Velodrome for several days. The detainees were then shipped to a camp outside Paris for a period of time before they were subsequently transported to Continue reading