Tag Archives: Paris

Fraternité

Paris is a city that’s very close to my heart, and I still dream of spending an extended visit there someday, so the recent attacks are preying on my mind quite heavily at the moment… though it’s important to remember … Continue reading

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“Times Are Hard For Dreamers”

[Contains suicidal goldfish and SPOILERS!!!] To my eternal shame, I didn’t go to see Amélie (aka: Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain) (2001) when it was first released at the cinema… I was put off by all the hype, along with … Continue reading

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Helter Skelter 3: White Vans And Dodgy Lookin’ Blokes

[Contains concealed crayon drawings and SPOILERS!!!] With Xmas just around the corner (sorry, but it’s true!), I thought I’d treat myself to the third “saison” of Spiral (aka Engrenages) (2010), which saw Captain ‘Laure Berthaud’ (Caroline Proust) and her trusty-ish … Continue reading

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MMM

To mark Armistice/Remembrance Day, I decided to dig out A Very Long Engagement (aka: Un long dimanche de fiançailles) (2004), which stars Audrey Tautou as ‘Mathilde Donnay’, the fiancée of a young soldier supposedly killed while stranded in no-man’s-land, who is determined … Continue reading

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“Out Or Dead” – Pt. 2

[Contains chip-strap beards and SPOILERS!!!] The first part of Mesrine (2008), “Killer Instinct”, began with a disorienting split-screen sequence depicting the final moments of the infamous French gangster’s life, as he attempted to flee the city with his young girlfriend … Continue reading

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“Out Or Dead” – Pt. 1

[Contains murderous mutton-chops and SPOILERS!!!] Considering how dissatisfied I am with bio-pics as a genre, I’m not sure why I keep buying the damn things… but I was still feeling a Spiral-shaped hole in my heart when I saw a … Continue reading

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Paris Is Yawning

Having run out of proper TV shows to watch over lunch, I decided to check out a new Amazon pilot called The Cosmopolitans, which is billed as “a dramatic comedy about a group of young American expats in Paris searching … Continue reading

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Helter Skelter 2: Makin’ Cous-Cous

[Contains three missing shotgun shells and SPOILERS!!!] I hadn’t intended to watch the second series of Spiral (aka Engrenages) (2008) so soon after the first, but we’re having a bit of a heatwave here in the UK, and this is … Continue reading

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Helter Skelter 1: Not A Nice Man

Foolishly, I didn’t start watching the Parisian police-and-legal-drama Spiral (aka Engrenages) until the fourth series aired on BBC4, but I recently picked up the first series (2005) on DVD, to see how it all began! The thing I really love … Continue reading

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Furry Four-Legged Frenchies

An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) is a “sequel” to An American Werewolf in London (1981) in the same sense that your morning poop is a “sequel” to the food you ate the previous day. There may be some recognisable … Continue reading

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