Micmacs (2009)

Micmacs (2009) — I would try to write this review in French… but I didn’t do that well in French… Anyway, Micmacs (full title: Micmacs à tire-larigot) is the latest film from French auteur Jean-Pierre Jenuet.  So of course it has the usual signs of a Jeunet film: whimsical characters, painterly visuals, and the actor … Continue reading

La haine (1995)

La haine (1995) — The early 1990s brought about a whole bunch of movies set in the ghetto, the hood, the projects, etc.  However, the problems of social marginalization are hardly uniquely American phenomena.  France has problems too.  America has ghettos, France has banlieues.  The film takes place just after a major riot that was … Continue reading