Cryptic drama keeps Denis on top.
Claire Denis is the greatest filmmaker currently working
Tense French prison break drama with a novel twist. 
Suppose you’re a law-abiding, happily-married teacher with a young son, and your wife is falsely accused of murder and sentenced to jail for 20 years. How far would you go to secure her freedom?That’s the intriguing set-up of this French thriller...
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...
Accomplished relationship drama plays on the audience’s sense of social justice.
Director Philippe Lioret often deals with the matter of displacement; his work frequently skewers the fussy bureaucracy and zero-tolerance policies of capital-A authorities, with a compassionate focus on those wedged in the margins.
There is a difference between a slight film and one that is inconsequential, and thankfully for My Friends, My Loves it manages to just fall on the side of the former. Lorraine’s Levy’s domestic comedy isn’t particularly well paced, or blessed...