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Articles tagged françois berléand

Tuesday, April 14 2009

Transporter 3

There’s a certain purity of movement and lunacy at work here, where context ceases to matter, and the action becomes ecstatic and transcendent.


Wednesday, November 26 2008

Transporter 3

As Frank discovers what's at stake and unravels who wants what, he devises first to get the job done and then, because he actually falls for his wet noodle of a passenger, to save her.


Wednesday, September 10 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.


Tuesday, July 31 2007

The Comedy of Power

Chabrol is often labeled the French Hitchcock for his fascination with intrigue, the criminal mind, moral compromise, and guilt.


Thursday, September 29 2005

The Transporter: Special Delivery Edition (2002)

The opening minutes establish the series as sort of quicker, cheaper version of Bond.


Tuesday, September 13 2005

Transporter 2 (2005)

Frank soars gorgeously through the air, his foot stuck out in perfect slicing-edge fashion, kicking back all comers.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Romance (1999)

It might be expected that the new film by French feminist director Catherine (36 Fillette) Breillat, Romance, is generating more discussion about its shots of pricks and nipples than its narrative or themes or performances. This is a little ironic, because the movie really isn't about erotic arousal or exploitation. In fact, it is, as its title suggests, about romance. Or more precisely, it's about the expectations, disappointments, and power dynamics that shape and destroy romance.


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