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Mathieu Amalric

LFF Dispatch #1: The Blue Room, A Blast

Like Godard's Une Femme Mariée (1964), Mathieu Amalric's The Blue Room (Le chambre bleue) begins with fragments of an unknown woman; her post-coital torso, breasts and thighs captured in a series of intimate, lover's-eye close-ups. But…

Les Gouffres (2012)

There's not much I can put here to sugar-coat the pill. I really didn't like Les Gouffres. Granted, there was a potentially interesting psychological aspect to the whole movie that might appeal to some people, but it didn't work for me at…

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

I'm not sure what Wes Anderson has planned after this movie, but I'll say this. It's hard to imagine him making a more Wes Anderson movie than this one. If you don't like Anderson's style and aesthetic then steer well clear of this movie.…

Bond: Daniel Craig

Yes, when it was announced before filming began on the 2006 Bond movie, Casino Royale, that Daniel Craig was going to be the new James Bond there were the usual amount of discussions and arguments among film fans. The man who had impressed…

The Rest Of The World (2012)

Remember when French dramas used to be daring and provocative? Well, those days can often seem like a distant memory with each new movie that comes along teetering on the brink of parody. The drama around the kitchen table – check. The…