Category: review

REVIEW: Les Misérables (2019)

Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) kicks off his first day as a member of a Parisian street crime unit with fellow officer Gwada (Djibril Zonga) and arrogant commanding officer Chris (Alexis Manenti). They are tasked with patrolling the community of the notorious Montfermeil district, famous as the setting for Victor Hugo's famous novel Les Misérables and now populated ...

REVIEW: Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)

Alice Guy-Blaché, the French filmmaker widely credited as the world's first female director, falls under the spotlight in Pamela B. Green's widely celebrated new documentary. She is a creditable choice for a documentary subject: not just historically significant but immensely talented, and entertaining to learn about. She started off a secretary to film company founder ...

REVIEW: Kikujiro (1999)

Take Takeshi Kitano. He is an extremely famous figure in Japanese entertainment. He started off as a stand-up comedian, performing under the name Beat Takeshi. He segued into acting under the same name, and in a long career he has also worked as a singer, talk show host, writer, director, film editor, talent agent, poet, ...