Category: Cinemania

The Waiting/L’Attente @ Cinemania

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Some films are not made for the masses.  Italian director Piero Messina’s (first feature film) The Waiting is just that type of film.  It is a film light on dialogue and heavy on silent long, static shots involving beautiful Sicilian scenery or one of the two lead actresses.  The atmosphere…

The Sweet Escape (Comme un Avion) @ Cinemania

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Existentialism (the belief that the individual gives meaning to life) is a hard concept to depict in film. Mostly because of its theoretical or silent nature it is rather boring. Director/screenwriter Bruno Podalydès (Park Benches) attempts to create a film that is centered around a man having some sort of…

Summer Nights (Les Nuits d’Ete) @ Cinemania

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Yes, this is a film that involves transvestites, but don’t make the mistake of thinking you are getting a film along the lines of La Cage aux Folles.  Not that much fun to be had here.  Think more along the lines of a British period piece and you’ll go in…

All About Them (A Trois On Y Va) @ Cinemania

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Films made in France move to their own particular beat. All About Them is a film in which its story and situations are very familiar and yet due to the deft touch by the French crew and cast it is a delightful and entertaining film.   Even if you cannot…

Clouds of Sils Maria @ Cinemania

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On the surface Hollywood and the film world looks like a society founded on glamour and beauty. Behind the scenes, because dollars and looks are so highly focused upon rather than quality, it is cutthroat.  Actors and actresses will do anything to get roles and then keep themselves in the…