Documentary Rod Lott
Although now I can’t remember the publication, I recall reading an
article about con artist Frédéric Bourdin and thinking, “This would make
a really good documentary.” A few years later, The Imposter is that documentary.
Sci-Fi Rod Lott
When I first saw Holy Motors,
it was in a way that would make director Leos Carax cry, “Mon dieu!”:
on a small window on my computer screen. That’s hardly the proper
showcase for a film that set Cannes all abuzz, especially for courting
year-end votes from critics’ groups.
Thriller Rod Lott
And just like that, director Frédéric Jardin leaps onto my ongoing radar for his work on Sleepless Night, a powerhouse French-language thriller. The crime film begins with action and rarely lets up during its 98-minute sprint.
Comedy Rod Lott
In case there were any question, Dead in France
is a black comedy. Take the opening scene, for instance, in which a man
takes a fatal fall from a cliff, but not before hitting his head on the
rocks several times during the trip, grunting a painful “Oof!” with
each knock to the noggin.