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

Danton (1983)

Danton (1983) — Great Wadjza picture about a period of French history that I personally find fascinating.  The essay that came with the Criterion DVD gave me a lot of great background too into the parallels Wadjza was trying to draw between the French Reign of Terror and what was going on in Poland at … Continue reading