Sunday, July 5, 2015

Quickies for July 2015

Place Vendôme (1998) ✭✭✭✭

Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Pierre Bacri and Jacques Dutronc team up in this complex film by Nicole Garcia. Not your typical crime drama, the film deals more with the aftermath of crime, as the principles face the consequences of 20 years worth of dirty dealings, double crosses and bad love affairs. A bit over plotted perhaps, but great acting and characters.

Haute Cuisine (2012) ✭✭✭½

Charming light drama about a country cook who becomes President Mitterrand's personal chef. Don't see this hungry. Catherine Frot is terrific as usual.

Tomboy (2011) ✭✭✭✭

Another film from Céline Sciamma about gender identity issues among the very young. A touchy subject, but it's handled with sensitivity and good taste. Sciamma gets amazing performances from child actors. She has a special gift.

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