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Monday, October 22 2007

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.


Tuesday, July 17 2007

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.


Tuesday, January 13 2004

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.


Thursday, June 19 2003

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

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


Sunday, January 1 1995

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.


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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