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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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