Movie Review: Phantom Thread

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s gothically-titled Phantom Thread, Daniel Day-Lewis plays a man as famously exacting as himself: a renowned dressmaker in ’50s London named Reynolds Woodcock. The actor’s approach to his work finds its supreme outlet in the meticulous couturier, whose methods are likewise torturous even as they guarantee his exquisite creations. Anderson, meanwhile, dissects Woodcock’s creative genius with Hitchcockian coldness, leading us […]

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SPOTLIGHT: JORDAN PEELE

  2017 was a major year for Jordan Peele. He transitioned from side-splitting comedy on the stage and the small screen, to social horror that has kept the hairs on the backs of audience’s necks firmly at-attention. In the process of it all, he has inspired countless young, burgeoning and aspiring entertainers and filmmakers. But […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE SHAPE OF WATER

  A fairytale about the transcendent power of communication, The Shape of Water is the eloquent gem that Guillermo Del Toro fans have been waiting for. Set in early ’60s Baltimore, it tells the story of a young mute woman named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) who works as a janitor at a secret military lab where […]

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QUOI FAIRE À PARIS EN JANVIER

  Bonne année 2018 ! Si vous fêtez ce nouvel an à Paris, ou si vous cherchez simplement quelque chose à faire de chic, unique, et cinématographique dans la ville des lumières, laissez cette liste vous guider pendant ce premier mois de l’année ! La Grande Parade de Paris sur les Champs Élysées Le 1er […]

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WHAT TO DO IN JANUARY

  Happy New Year! If you’re ringing in the new year in Paris, or simply looking for something fresh, fun and filmic to do in the City of Lights, let this list guide you through the first month of 2018!  The Grande Parade on the Champs-Elysées   On January 1, there will be a Grande Parade […]

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NOUVELLES DE DÉCEMBRE

  On a fait tellement de choses ce Décembre qu’on ne sait pas vraiment par où commencer! Tout d’abord, nous pensons qu’il est très important de redire que nous sommes très reconnaissants pour tous les films que vous nous avez envoyé pour notre Earlybird deadline le 17 Décembre. On le dit tout le temps mais […]

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DECEMBER UPDATES

  We were so busy this December that we don’t really know where to begin! To start with, it is very important to us that we mention again how grateful we are for all of the films that we received for our Earlybird deadline on December 17th. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: WITHNAIL AND I

  If you are a Brit, like I am, it is highly likely you are acquainted with the film Withnail and I. You’ve either watched it a million times, or heard your family and friends rave about it. Although Withnail and I dates from 1987, its brand of British humour is still very much the […]

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CRITIQUE DE FILM: JEUNE FEMME

  La semaine dernière j’ai décidé d’affronter la température glaciale de dehors et d’aller au cinéma. Je voulais aller voir « jeune femme » puisque la femme dans la bande annonce me faisait penser à moi : une fille un peu bordélique mais sympathique, qui ne sait pas où elle va dans la vie, mais qui fait de […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: JEUNE FEMME

  Last week I decided to brave the arctic temperatures in Paris and venture out to the cinema. I wanted to see “Jeune femme” as the woman in the trailer reminded me a little of me: a loveable mess living in Paris, not quite sure where she is going in life, but trying her best. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: A GHOST STORY

  How do you switch from producing Disney movie Pete Dragon to directing Casey Affleck  under a blanket for ‘A Ghost Story’? We are not too sure, but talented filmmaker David Lowery accomplished both tasks. IndieWire gave it the first spot on their list of the best independent films of 2017, even though the movie […]

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SPOTLIGHT: NANCY BUIRSKI

  In her interview with IndieWire, director Nancy Buirski discussed her beginnings in the world of film as the founder of North Carolina’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. What has surprised her most over the years is that among the hundreds of documentaries she’s seen at her festival, very few have been willing to take […]

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CRITIQUE DE FILM: PERSONAL SHOPPER

  “Non catégorisable”. C’est comme ça que le Guardian a appelé “Personal Shopper” après l’avoir donné 5 étoiles. Le magasine Time a aussi dit que c’était un film « bizarre mais magnifiquement bien fait ». Le réalisateur français, Olivier Assayas, a gagné le prix de meilleur réalisateur au festival de Cannes l’année dernière. Après la première officielle il […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: PERSONAL SHOPPER

  “Uncategorizable” is how the Guardian referred to ‘Personal Shopper’ after awarding it five stars. Time magazine also praised it for being a “strange and beautifully made film.” French film director Olivier Assayas won Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The official premiere there was received by an almost five minutes […]

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QUOI FAIRE À PARIS EN DÉCEMBRE

  Décembre est arrivé à Paris — c’est l’heure des chaussettes épaisses, du vin chaud, et des amis proches. Mais il ne faut pas rester au-dessous d’un tas des couvertures pendant le mois entier ! Paris est plein d’activités pour vous garder enchanté et enthousiaste jusqu’au nouvel an. Marchés de Noël Il y a plusieurs […]

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WHAT TO DO IN DECEMBER

  December has arrived in Paris — the time for thick socks, warm wine, and close friends. But this doesn’t mean you have to stay bundled at home all month! Paris has a bevy of activities to keep you enchanted and excited until the new year. Christmas Markets There are several fantastic Christmas markets around […]

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SPOTLIGHT: TAIKA WAITITI

  Taika Waititi est né à Wellington en 1975. Dans les années intercédantes, il a créé des œuvres exceptionnelles à travers le cinéma, la télévision et Twitter, reçu des acclamations généreuses sur trois des sept continents possibles, et cette année, a été déclaré la personne n°1 de son pays de naissance. Waititi, élevé par un […]

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NOUVELLES DE NOVEMBRE

  Malgré le fait qu’il devienne de plus en plus froid et que noël arrive à grands pas, on a été tellement focalisés sur notre quête de découvrir et de partager les meilleurs films indépendants, qu’on a même pas eu le temps de choisir notre pull de noël, ni de commencer nos lettres pour le […]

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