Review – Titane (2021)

Titane (2021) - IMDb

By Armando Vanegas

Titane made headlines this past summer when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival for just being plain bonkers. Everything I heard about it was that it was a movie that needed to be seen to be believed and that’s very much true. Titane is like nothing else you’ll see this year and it’s a reminder that we still need movies like this to exist to remind us of how special cinema can be. It’s also very horny, which is very welcome in this increasingly sexless era in cinema thanks to the MCU and other such big blockbusters. It also helps that it’s from France and as a result doesn’t have to follow the rules like many mainstream American movies. Seriously, it’s wild how this movie is just allowed to exist in an AMC theater that could also be playing Venom 2, which could probably make for a perfect double feature on movies that deal with body autonomy.

Official Trailer Premiere!! – UNDER THE EIFFEL TOWER – In Theaters February 8, 2019

Stuart (Matt Walsh) is having a mid-life crisis. After losing his job, tagging along on his best friends’ family vacation to Paris, and humiliating himself by proposing to their 24-year-old daughter, he teams up with Liam (Reid Scott), a self-proclaimed ladies’ man. The two head off to the French countryside where they soon cross paths with Louise (Judith Godrèche), a beautiful vineyard-owner. Love is on the horizon, but Stuart’s going to have to get past a few hurdles — and out of his own way — in order to find it in this romantic coming-of-middle-age comedy.

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Retro Review – Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Nile Fortner is back with the Retro Review series to review the 1929 short film, Un Chien Andalou.

Synopsis:
“In a surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí, director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman’s eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano. A mysterious film open to interpretations ranging from deep to completely meaningless, this short (17-minute) film certainly presented something new in the cinema of its day.”

Review – The African Doctor (2016)

The French Film ‘The African Doctor’ is a Satire of Cultural Acceptance

by Nile Fortner

The French film originally titled, Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont (Welcome to Marly Gomont) a.k.a. The African Doctor, tells the true story of Seyolo Zantoko, a French doctor, who struggles to serve as a doctor in a small French village and obtain French nationality in order to expose his family to a wider world. The comedy-drama film is based on the real-life father of French musician Kamini Zantoko, who is also one of the co-writers, and the movie is directed by Julien Rambaldi.

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