Category: Cinemania

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly @ Cinemania

the diving bell and the butterfly

The more cynical of you out there might be sighing heavily with the thought of watching another film about a successful person being struck with an illness/accident ending up with a serious affliction and triumphing over all the odds. When it is put that way it sounds like your average…

The Jewish Cardinal @ Cinemania

the jewish cardinal

Sometimes it takes a film like this to remind me why I love films. As a film critic after being beaten down by subpar film after subpar film you sometimes lose sight of how powerful and satisfying the art form can be.  Le Métis de Dieu or The Jewish Cardinal…

Rust and Bone @ Cinemania

rust and bone

Though this is not the usual film that you would think about in regards to special effects it most certainly is.  How they are able to make Marion Cotillard look like she has no legs is absolutely remarkable. Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts – Bullhead) has been left alone in charge of…

Do Not Disturb @ Cinemania

do not disturb

What you can always count on from the French is that they do comedy well.  Being absurd is their forte.  They are so good that they can even take an American film which was average and make it a winner.  There is something about the language and the way that…

Therese Desqueyroux @ Cinemania

therese desqueyroux

French director Claude Miller (The Best Way to Walk, Un Secret) age 70, passed away shortly after completing this film. Based on the novel by Francois Muriac, the film is more typically English than French.  What I mean by that is that it is a period piece that is calm,…