Not Fade Away (2012) ✭✭1/2
Hitchcock (2012) ✭✭✭✭
Albatross (2011) ✭✭✭1/2
The Names of Love (2010) ✭✭✭1/2
Slightly above average rom-com, greatly aided by the presence of the always excellent Jacques Gamblin and the bubbly Sara Forestier, who is kind of like Zooey Deschanel except Zooey never had this much trouble keeping her clothes on. The movie occasionally tries for some kind of meaningful subtext about racism and identity politics, but when one of the principles is so scatterbrained she occasionally walks through the streets of Paris naked it’s difficult to focus on weighty issues. It’s all generally good fun and has enough sense to get off the screen before you’re throughly sick of it.