Tag Archives: French films

December 23

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

the nearest thing to cinematic art in years

October 15

Custody (2017)

a pulse-racing portrait of domestic terrorism

July 30

Lost in Paris (2017)

A vaudeville-circus style romp across Paris

October 25

The Midwife (2017)

an emotionally rich tale about two very different women

July 03

Chocolat (2016)

the funny-sad story of France’s first black circus entertainer

May 05

Frantz (2016)

An exquisitely filmed essay on guilt, lies and loss in the between-wars era

April 13

The Country Doctor (2016)

A warm-hearted romantic drama set in a beautiful French village

January 01

Things to Come (2016)

Post-divorce trauma has great cinematic potential but it goes nowhere in this story.

July 07

The Measure of a Man (2016)

A grindingly slow and excruciatingly realistic story that compels us to witness the indignity and ordinariness of life for those who struggle through harsh economic times

May 02

Marguerite (2016)

An operatic performance of pride’s folly.