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Daniel Leconte’s documentary about the trial of Charlie Hebdo for disseminating racial hatred was made in 2008 (a year after the trial), but was...

It’s always interesting when French filmmakers venture into Hollywood genres, not to subvert them like the New Wave directors, but to give them a...

Jean-Luc Godard has been making films his own way for about 60 years, ever since Une Histoire d’Eau (A Story of Water), the documentary...

Gemma Bovery is lushly filmed but oddly constructed, a movie that tickles your senses while your brain wonders whether it’s all a botched cinematic...

Maestro is a film you want to like, but almost can’t, because it tries too hard. It has a nice, original concept: Henri Renaud,...

Jean-Pierre Jeunet struck gold with his beloved Parisian film Amelie. The titular protagonist, a whimsical brunette who lives in Montmartre (Audrey Tautou), captured the hearts...

Now that Ken Loach is getting long in the tooth, the Belgian brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne have become the reigning co-monarchs (or co-commissars)...

The French export small, intense intimiste films, but for local consumption they go crazy for broad comedies like Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis and Intouchables....

Suzanne was one of 2013’s best films but also one of the most overlooked (including by this reviewer). Winning the best supporting actress César...

Les Garçons et Guillaume à Table (literally The Boys and Guillaume, At the Table) did very healthy box office in France and won the...

Week Ends, directed by Anne Villacèque, serves up not just a slice of French life, but several of them, during one married couple’s trials...

Riad Sattouf’s comic delirium literally translates as Jacky in the Kingdom of Girls, which indicates that it’s not quite the forward-minded spoof of gender...