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Dead End (2001) Movie Poster

Dead End (2001) Movie Review

“Dead End”, a French production by French filmmakers with an all-American cast, is all geared toward “getting” the audience with...

Samuel Le Bihan and Nan Yu in Fureur (2003) Movie Image

Fureur (2003) Movie Review

“Fureur” is one strange movie. It’s mostly in French, shot around the Chinatown community in France, and it counts among...

High Tension (2003) Movie DVD Cover

High Tension (2003) Movie Review

The French Slasher movie “Haute Tension” has been re-titled “Switchblade Romance” for its North American release. Why? I don’t know....

Nadia Fares in The Nest (2002) Movie Image

The Nest (2002) Movie Review

2002′s “The Nest” probably surprised a lot of people, myself included, who didn’t think the general French movie industry was...

Dobermann (1997) Movie Poster

Dobermann (1997) Movie Review

It would be a mistake to consider Jan Kounen’s “Dobermann” an actual movie. It’s a 90-minute music video in the...

Bloody Mallory (2002) Movie Poster

Bloody Mallory (2002) Movie Review

Parts “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and parts “John Carpenter’s Vampires”, the French film “Bloody Mallory” is all goofball. It would...

Irreversible (2002) Movie Poster

Irreversible (2002) Movie Review

“Irreversible” opens slowly, quickly shifts into a chaotic but exciting series of events, before falling back down to Earth and...

Intimacy (2001) Movie Poster

Intimacy (2001) Movie Review

“Intimacy” is the kind of film that you never see being made in America. This could be for a number...

Wasabi (2001) Movie DVD Cover

Wasabi (2001) Movie Review

I am told by someone “in the know” that French action auteur Luc Besson and his favorite muse, Jean Reno,...

The Lover (1991) Movie DVD Cover

The Lover (1991) Movie Review

Jean-Jacques Annaud’s The Lover is based on a novel by Marguerite Duras, supposedly a semi-autobiography about her early teen years...


Amelie (2001) Movie Review

On more than one occasion in writer/director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amelie a character leaves his motorpad unattended and unlocked for long...


The Messenger (1999) Movie Review

It’s somewhat ironic that I’ve just finished reviewing an excellent period adventure movie in Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” and now...

Mark Dacascos in Crying Freeman (2001) Movie Image

Crying Freeman (1995) Movie Review

I must admit to being extremely frustrated with director Christophe Gans’ French version of the popular manga comic book. My...


Chocolat (2002) Movie Review

“Chocolat” is a cheat. For me, that is. The movie has gotten a lot of exposure, what having been nominated...


La Femme Nikita (1991) Movie Review

“La Femme Nikita” is the movie that catapulted French action director Luc Besson to international stardom, as well as convincing...


Small Change (1976) Movie Review

Francois Truffaut’s “Small Change,” in my humble opinion, is the best French movie I have ever seen. It is also...


Baise Moi (2000) Movie Review

“Baise Moi,” which translates from French into “Rape Me” in English, is an oddball of a movie — if you...