Tag: Matthias Schoenaerts

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle)’ is a sleek, gritty, wildly romantic thriller

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle)’ is a sleek, gritty, wildly romantic thriller

Back in 2013, I was treated to perhaps the most effective romance film I had ever seen in the French film and Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Blue is the Warmest Color.” The romantic epic, while controversial for its explicit lesbian sex scenes and alleged abusive behavior from director Abdellatif Kechiche, the end result is perhaps the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Danish Girl’ is an elegantly ordinary approach to an extraordinary tale

| December 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Danish Girl’ is an elegantly ordinary approach to an extraordinary tale

For as much rage as “Stonewall” caused me early in the fall, “The Danish Girl” is already a breath of fresh air when it comes to transgender representation, chronicling the story of Lili Elbe, the first woman ever to undergo sex reassignment surgery in 1920s Europe. This paved the way for so many more transgender individuals […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Little Chaos’ is a comfortable period piece, nothing more, nothing less

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Little Chaos’ is a comfortable period piece, nothing more, nothing less

“There is an outdoor ballroom in the gardens of Versailles. In what follows, that much at least is true.” – Opening card to the film My mother loves period pieces, so it seemed obvious that we watch “A Little Chaos” together. We were able to order it on-demand and watch it in our Snuggies on the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Loft” is simply too anticlimactic for it’s own good

| February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Loft” is simply too anticlimactic for it’s own good

Despite whatever I think on the film, it’s a guarantee that “The Loft” has one of the best posters of any movie in the past year and will indeed end up in my room come fall. It’s a simply gorgeous, creative and original poster, but is the film the same way? Mysteries are on the […]

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Belgian film injects drama into picturesque landscape

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Belgian film injects drama into picturesque landscape

The Belgian film “Bullhead” follows the story of Jacky Vanmarsenille, a heavily built man who is employed on his family’s cattle farm. Throughout the story it is revealed that Jacky is periodically injecting steroids, the reason for his heavy build as well as his inclination to fly off the handle in a violent rage at […]

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