French family drama shows a nation divided.
In actor-turned-filmmaker Julie Delpy’s most widely seen films, 2007’s 2 Days in Paris and 2012’s 2 Days in New York, she used French culture as a kind of comic stumbling block, contrasting it with American mores as each of the countries hosted...
Gallic Brief Encounter fails to spark.
Given the renowned Gallic expertise in matters of the heart, this romantic drama adapted from an Eric Holder novel is disappointingly short on passion and tension, sexual or otherwise. The hoary theme – happily-married man attracted to other...
Eddie, Richard Anconina, is down on his luck and the future looks bleak. Stumbling into the garment district of Paris, he`s mistaken for a Jew by the influential Victor Benzakem, Richard Bohringer, and given a job. Victor, an orthodox, Sephardic...
Playful role reversal works in mother/daughter comedy.
Writer-director Marc Fotoussi’s Copacabana starts off like an unpromising Euro sitcom. The characters seem to fit the 'movie-types’ that hipper-than-thou film bloggers like to mark out as pop-culture chew-dolls, mostly because they are so boring...