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Jeune & Jolie – Francois Ozon is staking out impressive territory in the cinema

MOVIE REVIEW Jeune & Jolie (Young & Beautiful) Mandarin Films, France 94 Min 1.85:1 UK Release: 29th November 2013 DIR François Ozon PROD Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer SCR François Ozon DP Pascal Marti CAST Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Charlotte Rampling Just when you thought there’d been enough fascination with teenage girls’ coming of age in the cinema, François Ozon’s Young & Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie) comes along. Ozon’s provocative and vibrant tendencies are far from asleep in this wonderful and intriguing exploration of a 17-year-old girl’s malicious entry… Read more Jeune & Jolie – Francois Ozon is staking out impressive territory in the cinema

Big Bad Wolves – shock value and comedy go hand-in-hand

MOVIE REVIEW Big Bad Wolves United Channel Movies, Israel  110 Min 2.35:1 UK Release: TBA for 2014 by Metronome Distribution DIR Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales PROD Tami Leon, Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi SCR Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales DP Giora Bejach CAST Lior Ashkenazi, Tzachi Grad, Rotem Keinan, Dov Glickman, Menashe Noy Hailed by Quentin Tarantino as the best film of the year, so far, at Busan international film festival, it’s easy to see why with the flair, punch and shock value that Big Bad Wolves brings to the table. The… Read more Big Bad Wolves – shock value and comedy go hand-in-hand

Gloria – It’s all a bit desperate

MOVIE REVIEW Gloria Fabula, Chile 105 Min 2.35:1 UK Release: 1st November 2013 DIR Sebastián Lelio EXEC Andrea Carrasco Stuven, Juan Ignacio Correa, Mariane Hartard, Rocio Jadue PROD Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Luis Collar SCR Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza DP Benjamín Echazarreta CAST Paulina Garcia, Sergio Hernández, Coca Guazzini, Antonia Santa María Gloria opens with a late-middle aged, desperate and timid woman dancing in a club and ends this way. The events have gone full circle, but within that circle there isn’t really much to consider, other than… Read more Gloria – It’s all a bit desperate