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Ever since I saw Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd with the scene between Judge Turpin and Anthony, where Turpin mentions his ‘drawings’, I’ve always wondered about the credibility of the script: Oh yes… such practices. The Geishas of Japan, the concubines … Continue reading

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Extr@ – Español

Me ha terminado la serie de Extr@, versíon español. Extr@ es una serie de televisión para aprender el español, pero también es una comedia de enredo. Sigue la historia de Sam Scott, un americano que visita su amiga por correspondencia, … Continue reading

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Belphégor Critique

Belphégor, ou Le Fantôm du Louvre (Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre) is a mini series directed by Claude Barma in 1965 based on Arthur Bernède’s 1927 novel of the same name. It follows the story of a mysterious ‘ghost’ appearing … Continue reading

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Cortex Critique

Cortex, a french movie directed by Nicolas Boukhrief in 2008, tells the story of a retired cop, Charles Boyer, suffering from Alzheimer’s who decides himself to be placed in a retirement home specialised for mental disorders. However, he starts to notice patients … Continue reading

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The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) Review

The Count of Monte Cristo is not a film, but rather a mini series consisting of four episodes. It was directed by Josée Dayan, and stars Gérard Depardieu. I watched it in its original version, that is, french. Since I … Continue reading

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Forbrydelsen Review

Forbrydelsen, better known as The Killing to westerners, is an awesome series comprising of 20 linked episodes. There is a second season, but that is another story hence another review. This Danish show starring Sofie Gråbøl and Søren Malling as … Continue reading

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Spaceballs Review

Spaceballs, in one word, can be described as goofy. It is one of those movies ranking alongside Top Secret! and Airplane!. Spaceballs makes fun of various movies and cultures, but the main identifiable one is Star Wars. However, other references … Continue reading

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La Boum Review

La Boum, a French 1980 teen flick starring Sophie Marceau, was directed by Claude Pinoteau. It tells the story, quite simply, of a teenage girl falling in love and all the little hardships she will experience with the first love, … Continue reading

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Gulliver’s Travels Review

Gulliver’s Travels, starring Ted Danson and directed by Charles Sturridge, is based on the novel by Jonathan Swift. The movie tells the tale of Lemuel Gulliver, a doctor turned ship’s surgeon, who after eight years lost at sea retells his … Continue reading

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Forbidden Games (Jeux Interdits) Review

Les Jeux Interdits, known as Forbidden Games in English, is a movie set in June 1940. It was directed by René Clément in 1952 and tells the tale of a little girl, Paulette, orphaned in a French air raid, who … Continue reading

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