Review: “Betty Blue” (1986; Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix); Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

“Sex, Eyes, & Mental Illness” By Raymond Benson What made the 1986 French picture, Betty Blue so striking were three things—the explicit sex on display, the mesmerizing eyes of lead actress Béatrice ...

'Custody' wins best film at 2019 Cesar Awards

'Custody' wins best film at 2019 Cesar Awards Domestic violence drama earns four prizes in Paris. Xavier Legrand’s domestic violence drama Custody (Jusqu’à La Garde) was named best film at the 44th Cesar Awards in Paris on Friday (23). ...

‘Sink or Swim,’ ‘Custody’ Lead Race for France’s Cesar Awards

‘Sink or Swim,’ ‘Custody’ Lead Race for France’s Cesar Awards French actor-turned-director Gilles Lellouche’s “Sink or Swim” and Xavier Legrand’s feature debut “Custody” lead the race for this year’s Cesar Awards, France’s equivalent of the Oscars, with 10 ...

Comedy ‘Sink Or Swim’ Posts Studiocanal’s Best Box Office Result In France As Remake Interest Grows

Comedy ‘Sink Or Swim’ Posts Studiocanal’s Best Box Office Result In France As Remake Interest Grows Gilles Lellouche-directed comedy Sink Or Swim (Le Grand Bain) has become Studiocanal’s biggest theatrical performer in France, drawing a mighty 4.1M admissions (good for more than $31M). The ...

Cannes Film Review: ‘Sink or Swim’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Sink or Swim’ The swimming is synchronized in “Sink or Swim,” and so is the scripting: Gilles Lellouche’s feelgood buddy comedy so painstakingly mimics the rhythms and motions of assorted men-in-quirky-crisis ...

‘Braquo: The Complete Season Four’ DVD Review

When it comes to my taste in television, I think my reviews give away my liking for Nordic Noir and European shows that look to the darker side of society. One that I’ve always managed to miss has ...

Giveaway – Win a copy of Braquo Season 4 on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of ‘Braquo’ Season 4 – currently being aired over on Fox at 10pm – on both Blu-ray and DVD from Nordic Noir & Beyond, we have two Blu-ray copies of this addictive French crime ...

Best Shot: Queen Margot (1994)

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Queen Margot (1994) Director: Patrice Chereau. Cinematography: Phillipe Rousselot.  Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Vincent Perez, Jean-Hugues Anglade, and ...

Philadelphia Film Festival – ‘I Am a Soldier’ is genuine and suspenseful

I Am a Soldier Directed by Laurent Larivière France, 2015 Philadelphia Film Festival Laurent Larivière’s brilliant debut I Am a Soldier is genuine and suspenseful. It’s the rare film that feels ...

Blu-ray Review – Killing Zoe (1993)

Killing Zoe, 1993. Directed by Roger Avary. Starring Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gary Kemp, Tai Thai, Bruce Ramsay and Ron Jeremy. Synopsis: A safecracker arrives in Paris to ...

Benoît Jacquot: Leading Ladies screenings held in New York by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-03-19 21:55:26

Benoît Jacquot's Farewell, My Queen (Les Adieux à la Reine) starring his leading ladies Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger and Virginie Ledoyen CinéSalon's Benoît Jacquot: Leading Ladies (March 3 - 24), ...

'Ask Drew' features a Michael Jackson memory and a very personal Movie God game

'Ask Drew' features a Michael Jackson memory and a very personal Movie God game It's always a bummer when a technical glitch happens. This week, we lost an entire question and answer to some sort of strange microphone flutter. Someone wrote in to ask about the year 1994, asking ...

The Ninth Cloud to screen at La Femme International Film Festival

Following its European Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival, La Femme International Film Festival in Los Angeles will be screening Jane Spencer’s dark, philosophical drama The Ninth Cloud on ...

Raindance Film Festival 2014 Review – The Ninth Cloud (2014)

The Ninth Cloud, 2014. Starring Michael Madsen, Megan Maczko, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Sabina Akhmedova, Leo Gregory, Wendy Thomas, Elana Krausz, Julia Verdin, Meredith Ostrom. Synopsis: A dreamer ...

Michael Madsen to attend European premiere of The Ninth Cloud at Raindance Film Festival

The Ninth Cloud, Jane Spencer’s dark, philosophical drama, will receive its European Premiere at this year’s Raindance Film festival, on Monday 29 September at the Vue Piccadilly. The film’s stars ...

Trailer for French cop thriller Braquo Trilogy box set

In anticipation of the DVD and Blu-Ray release of season three of French cop thriller Braquo on Monday July 21st, Arrow Films have unveiled a new trailer, which you can watch below… Created by former ...

‘Like Someone in Love,’ ‘Back in Crime’ and ‘Grand Piano’ Are the Best New DVD/Blu Releases of the Week

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Back in Crime Richard Kemp (Jean-Hugues Anglade) is a burnt out detective investigating a ...

Colcoa Announces Seven Classic Films for 18th Festival

As a special surprise for this year's 18th edition the Colcoa Festival (City of Lights, City of Angels) "A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood" has added an unprecedented seven classic films to ...

City of Lights, City of Angels Will Bring Seven French Classics to Hollywood

City of Lights, City of Angels Will Bring Seven French Classics to Hollywood City of Lights, City of Angels (Colcoa), a week of French film premieres in Hollywood, has rolled out a terrific lineup of seven classic films for the 18th edition of the festival, running April 21-28 ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Betty Blue' (rerelease)

★★★★★One of the most iconic French offerings of the eighties, Jean Jacques Beineix's Betty Blue (1986) not only filled cinemas and earned itself BAFTA and Oscar attention, but its César Award-winning ...

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