Panique: French Crime Classics

If you like thrillers, genre-bending capers, femmes fatales and shady figures wrapped up in criminal exploits where no one comes out on top, chances are you’re a film noir fan … Continue reading Panique: French Crime Classics

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Hardest Boiled: The Many Noirs of Jean-Pierre Melville

This summer, TIFF’s having a crime wave. French crime to be exact. They’re mounting two programmes, both bursting with criminal intent. I’ll take a look at the second bunch next … Continue reading Hardest Boiled: The Many Noirs of Jean-Pierre Melville

Presence: The Films of Claire Denis

A woman walks naked through the streets, wearing only high heels, blood on her legs. Somewhere, perhaps nearby, police load a body in a bag into an ambulance. Or perhaps … Continue reading Presence: The Films of Claire Denis

Who Are The Prodigies?

Every so often a film comes across my desk at ye olde Biff Bam Pop headquarters that I’m completely unaware of. Such was the case with the animated French film, … Continue reading Who Are The Prodigies?