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MY GOLDEN DAYS

Returning home after many years abroad, a French intellectual–now in middle age–finds himself bombarded by memories (with precious few actual face-to-face encounters). Unfortunately,  director Arnaud Desplechin’s film (which he co-wrote with screenwriter Julie Peyr) is solipsistic in the extreme, and since “Paul” (Mathieu Amalric) doesn’t really seem to care about anyone but himself, it becomes very hard […]

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THE BLUE ROOM

(JLH: 3/5) Click HERE for our FF2 Haiku. The Blue Room is a wicked little piece of neo-Hitchcock written, directed, and starring Mathieu Amalric. Co-written by Stéphanie Cléau, Amalric’s real life partner, the film has a Hitchock-like tone similar to The Birds, ominous and pristine-looking with everything placed just right and put together beautifully. Every […]

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IF YOU DON’T…

Day Ten of the 2014 Rendez Vous with French Cinema Full Title = If You Don’t, I Will (French Title = Arrête ou je continue) Middle-Aged/Middle-Class French couple “Pomme” (Emmanuelle Devos) & “Pierre” (Mathieu Amalric) has come to a crisis point in their long marriage. Filmmaker Sophie Fillières (who both wrote & directed) has identified a worthy subject but […]

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