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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MOVIE REVIEW: THE SQUARE

The Square is the latest masterpiece from Ruben Östlund, director of Force Majeure (2014). Winning a Palme d’Or in Cannes in 2017 – one of the most prestigious prizes in film, grabbed the attention of international audiences and earned the film Sweden’s nomination for the Oscars. Östlund’s film is a reflection of our times through […]

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SPOTLIGHT: RICHARD KELLY

  Bien que le nom ne vous rappelle peut-être pas quelque chose, Richard Kelly est célèbre pour avoir écrit et réalisé le film culte, Donnie Darko. Ce fut son premier long métrage, et reçut 11 prix sur 23 nominations. Cependant, la popularité du film est intéressante puisque le film ne reçut pas d’énormes éloges à […]

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CRITIQUE DU FILM: SING STREET

  Sing Street raconte l’histoire de Conor, qui décide de former un groupe de musique pour attirer le regard d’une fille nommée Raphina qu’il a rencontré dans la rue. C’est le troisième film musical indépendant depuis Once & Begin Again. La bande originale a été compose par Gary Clark, le leader du groupe Danny Wilson, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SING STREET

  Sing street tells the story of a teenager called Conor who sets up a band in order to attract a beautiful girl named Raphina that he met on the street. This is John Carney’s third independent musical film since Once & Begin Again. The soundtrack was composed by Danny Wilson frontman Gary Clark, and […]

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SPOTLIGHT: PAUL DANO

  Le spotlight de cette semaine est dédié à Paul Dano, le chouchou des films indépendants. Né en 1984 à New York, il a commencé à être comédien il y a 23 ans, en jouant dans une pléthore des milieux et en dépictant un large spectre des personnages. Mais quelque chose reste constant parmi ses […]

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SPOTLIGHT: PAUL DANO

  This week’s spotlight is dedicated to indie film darling Paul Dano. Born in 1984 in New York City, he’s been an actor for over two thirds of his life, across a plethora of mediums, depicting a wide spectrum of characters. But one thing remains constant across his dozens of roles: passion. Dano got his […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE KILLING OF A SECRET DEER

  Though shrouded in enigmas, Yorgos Lanthimos’ disturbing new film leaves a simple question lingering in the mind: Why, of all things, is it called “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”? Seemingly irrelevant as one watches the film unfold, the darkly allusive title is, in fact, at the very heart of the drama’s uncanny logic. […]

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CRITIQUE DU FILM: THE KILLING OF A SECRET DEER

  Plein d’énigmes, le nouveau film de Yorgos Lanthimos nous laisse à la fin avec une question très simple : Pourquoi, de tous les titres, Lanthimos a choisi-t-il « The Killing of a Sacred Deer » ? Cela ne semble pas très pertinent quand on regarde le film, mais en fait, c’est au cœur de sa logique cauchemardesque. Lanthimos […]

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SPOTLIGHT: JIA ZHANGKE

    Jia Zangke est un réalisateur important dans l’industrie de films indépendants Chinois, dont les films ont reçu des louanges et ont été reconnu mondialement. Dans ses films, Jia a tendance à se concentrer sur l’humanité et à raconter des histoires dans un style documentaire plutôt qu’utiliser le réalisme magique. Ses films traitent sur […]

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SPOTLIGHT: JIA ZHANGKE

  Jia Zhangke is a prominent name in Chinese independent film industry, whose films have received critical praise and have been recognized internationally. In his films, Jia tends to focus on humanity and narrate stories in a documentary way rather than using magic realism. His films treat themes of alienated youth, contemporary Chinese history and globalization. […]

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QUOI FAIRE À PARIS EN NOVEMBRE

  C’est chouette d’être à Paris en novembre! Lorsque le temps commence à se rafraîchir il y a de moins en moins de touristes, donc c’est le moment idéal de se rendre aux musées et cinémas de la ville. Il ne fait pas encore trop froid, donc c’est le moment parfait de sortir de sa […]

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WHAT TO DO IN NOVEMBER IN PARIS

  November is an awesome time to be in Paris! As things start to cool down, there are less and less tourists, so it’s the perfect time to hit up the museums and cinemas around town. It’s not too cold just yet, so it’s the perfect time to get out of the house and see […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: LIGHTS OUT

  What do you do if you have a strong idea for a short film but no funding to make it? You make it yourself at home, in your flat, with your wife. This is what David F. Sandberg did anyway. The concept of his story is very simple: Lotta Lotsen (the film director’s wife) switches […]

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OCTOBER UPDATES

‎ October is coming to a close, and we’ve been up to quite a lot here at ÉCU! This month, we’ve reviewed Good Time, All These Sleepless Nights, Mother!, and The Florida Project. We’ve also shone our spotlight on Elizabeth Moss, Lone Scherfig, Houda Benyamina, and most recently, Abdellat Kechiche. You can see all of […]

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MISES À JOUR D’OCTOBRE

  L’octobre est en train de se terminer, et on a été très actif ici à ÉCU ! Ce mois-ci, on a donné notre avis sur Good Time, All These Sleepless Nights, Mother!, et The Florida Project.On a aussi brillé notre « spotlight » sur Elizabeth Moss, Lone Scherfig, Houda Benyamina, et le plus récemment, […]

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SPOTLIGHT: ABDELLATIF KECHICHE

  Whether you idolize him, vilify him, or are torn about your views on him — there is no denying that Abdellatif Kechiche has made a profound and lasting mark on the French filmmaking world. With his characteristically long yet ambitious takes, his search for beauty in realism, and his passionate political engagement, Kechiche has become […]

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SPOTLIGHT: ABDELLATIF KECHICHE

  Que vous le critiquiez, l’idolâtriez ou que vous soyez indécis de vos opinions sur lui, on ne peut nier qu’Abdellatif Kechiche a marqué profondément et durablement le monde cinématographique français. Avec son style caractéristique de longs mais ambitieux plans, sa quête de la beauté dans le réalisme, et son engagement politique passionné,  Kechiche est […]

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