Articles tagged patrice leconte

22 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami)

As in myth, it’s not the plausibility of the plot that is important, but rather, the journey that it takes us on and the questions that ensue.

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My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami) (2006)

My Best Friend suggests François is in fact a self-important twit, unable to grasp basic notions of generosity, gentleness, or empathy.

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13 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Man on the Train (L’Homme du train) (2003)

This may be the first film in history in which a man trying on a pair of slippers carries emotional resonance.

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The Man on the Train (L’Homme du train) (2003)

Achieves yet another consummation of intellectual France's romance with American popular culture.

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The Widow of Saint-Pierre (La Veuve de Saint-Pierre) (2001)

Newly married and deeply in love, the couple is known for their 'modern ideas', which means -- in the film's rather simplistic terms -- that they are willing to look beyond a man's deed and into his character. It also means that they make love often, curtains billowing in the background.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Girl on the Bridge (1999)

This is a playful film that does not ask the viewer for sustained reflection, but rather, to take delight in the images on the screen. Hey, I've always been a sucker for those Robert Doisneau pictures.

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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