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By Jim Smith on 03 November 2010 Comments Off

‘Mysteries of Lisbon’ is a sprawling, gorgeous adaptation of a nineteenth century novel by Camilo Castelo Branco.

By Jim Smith on 02 November 2010 Comments Off

A semi-sequel to Rachid’s Bouchareb’s earlier Indigenes (translated as the less inflammatory ‘Days of Glory’) ‘Outside the Law’ is an intelligent and skilfully made film about the politics of rebellion and colonialism and the morality of war.

By Alex Fitch on 15 September 2010 Comments Off

Dawn of the dead meets La Haine as the living dead attack those with a killer instinct in a rough district of Paris.

By Stephen Lavington on 15 June 2005 Comments Off

I had mixed expectations of ‘A Very Long Engagement’ which in its concept comes across as the sort of foreign film that brings the mainstream press out in patronizing approval…

By Iain Hepburn on 20 February 2004 Comments Off

Last time Bernardo Bertolucci was in Paris, he did wonders for the sale of butter…

By Lance Parkin on 02 January 2004 Comments Off

Bonjour, mes amis.

I’ve just returned from a lovely trip to Paris and, as with all journeys out of my house, my unerring Spidey sense led me to a comic shop…

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By Jim Smith on 15 March 2003 Comments Off

Feted and hated in equal measure, the last thing you’d expect this controversial movie to be is as bland, unoriginal and undemanding as it is..

By J Clive Matthews on 08 February 2003 Comments Off

The confusion of the arts, politics and love are the blended trio of themes that dominate this wartime character study from French master filmmaker Fran?ois Truffaut.