Frances Ha

Frances Ha is a sweet film about a naive, socially-awkward, daydreaming and totally irresponsible New York dancer who spirals out of control and has to learn to grow up quicksticks after she falls out with her best friend. Filmed in black and white, and with a great deal of tenderness, the story bounces from New…

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The Intouchables

I happened to see Educating Rita on television last night. Made in 1983, it’s a completely brilliant, uncomfortable, hilarious movie that punctures the British class system – from all angles – with unrestrained glee. It proved an interesting prequel to 2011’s The Intouchables, which I saw on dvd later the same evening. Both movies cover…

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Taken

Not exactly an advert for tourism to the City of Light, Taken revolves around a human trafficking ring that’s kidnapping tourists newly arrived in Paris, and shipping them off to cruel sexual slavery. Unfortunately for one particular gang of Albanians (this year’s recipient of Most Vilified Nation in Hollywood Award…..¬†¬†that’s right, Albanians), the girl they’ve…

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