Mama Weed – French Film Festival

https://youtu.be/VxJ64hB0G_I Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé France / 2020 / 104 mins ★★★ Drugs are a colossal issue in the city of Paris. Harmless but woefully inept, Chief Phillipe seems to fall at every hurdle whenever he comes close to capturing his target. And without his underpaid, undervalued translator, the police are simply playing catch-up with … Continue reading Mama Weed – French Film Festival

Love Affair(s) – French Film Festival

https://youtu.be/4ohhsKXEa-I Written & Directed by Emmanuel Mouret France / 2020 / 122 mins ★★★★ Indiscreet stories make the most appealing tales, the stories we aren’t supposed to know, the Love Affair(s) which people want to keep secret. For aspiring novelist Maxime, he figures the best instigator for a successful novel is the mother of inspiration – heartbreak. … Continue reading Love Affair(s) – French Film Festival

Jumbo – Glasgow Film Festival

https://youtu.be/2KsYw96enww Written & Directed by Zoe Wittcock France/ 2020/ 93 mins ★★★★ Love, it’s what it’s all about. But it’s equally a gargantuan mystery; complex, messy, unrequited, absent, platonic, or romantic – it’s painful. It’s a cauldron of sick feelings and euphoria, an endless battleground of loving others, loving ourselves, and there are some for … Continue reading Jumbo – Glasgow Film Festival

Honey Cigar – French Film Festival

Written & Directed by Kamir Aïnouz  France, Algeria, Belgium / 2020 / 100 mins ★★★ Intimacy is a universally coveted desire. Its neglect can have severe consequences and impacts, and even its perception can alter the relationships we forge. Living under the strict regime of a patriarchal family, Selma begins to recognise the turbulent struggle … Continue reading Honey Cigar – French Film Festival

The Man in the Hat – Review

https://youtu.be/aqKpAFdpuyI Written & Directed by John-Paul Davidson & Stephen Warbeck UK/ 200/ 94 mins ★★★★ There’s a tremendous reminiscence of Dante’s Divine Comedy as The Man in the Hattraverses the B-roads of France, beginning in the inferno before ultimately finding a peaceful sense of paradise, accompanied by those he encountered along the way. Though not quite as similar as the … Continue reading The Man in the Hat – Review