I have worked as a journalist for 24 years both in London, England and now in Paris, France. I was a broadcast journalist for the English service of Radio France Internationale in Paris for 17 years before leaving to set up a blog for French cinema fans everywhere. I also worked as a reviewer of French films for The Hollywood Reporter and was a jury member for the Prix Michel d'Ornano at the Festival of American Films at Deauville. I am passionate about French films, both old and new, and want to share this passion with filmgoers around the globe.

Sous Les Jupes des Filles (Very Bad Girls) – Audrey Dana

Think Bridesmaids meets Love Actually and you’ll have the tone of French chic-flick Sous Les Jupes des Filles by actor/director Audrey Dana. This overworked, comedy about the lives and loves of a g...

, 09/06/2014 12:12

La Liste de Mes Envies – Didier Le Pêcheur

Who would have thought a film about winning more than 18 million euros on the lottery could be so melancholy and, frankly, downright tedious? But director Didier Le Pêcheur has turned the best-sell...

, 03/06/2014 11:40

Cannes Film Festival: Adieu Au Language – Jean-Luc Godard

It’s been 54 years since veteran Franco-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard wowed audiences with Breathless simultaneously introducing international cinemagoers to the French New Wave and launching the ...

, 26/05/2014 14:44

Cannes Film Festival: Deux Jours, Une Nuit – Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Film critics were virtually unanimous in praise of Deux Jours, Une Nuit by Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne after an in-competition screening at the Cannes film festival on Tuesday. A...

, 22/05/2014 10:02

Cannes Film Festival – La Chambre Bleue – Mathieu Amalric

After taking Best Director’s prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival with the burlesque On Tour, actor/director Mathieu Amalric is back on La Croisette with an adaptation of fellow Belgian Georges S...

, 19/05/2014 09:56

Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au Bon Dieu? – Philippe de Chauviron

On the eve of the Cannes Film Festival showcasing the best of domestic and international film, it’s sobering to realise the film currently pulling in crowds in France is a cliché-ridden, tasteless ...

, 14/05/2014 09:45

Le Dernier Diamant (The Last Diamond) – Eric Barbier

Good French heist movies have been thin on the ground over the last few years, a fault director Eric Barbier has now set right with Le Dernier Diamant, a tense, well-constructed thriller with enoug...

, 12/05/2014 12:41

Une Rencontre (Quantum Love) – Lisa Azuelos

The last two films directed by Lisa Azuelos met with a mixed reception. LOL (Laughing Out Loud), the French version, was a huge hit in France while it’s American remake, starring teen-star turned i...

, 07/05/2014 11:48

Pas Son Genre (Not My Type) – Lucas Belvaux

Based on the novel by Philippe Vilain, Belvaux carefully dissects the chemistry between two people at opposite ends of the intellectual and social scale to demonstrate the unpredictable nature of l...

, 07/05/2014 11:25

Dans La Cour (In the Courtyard) – Pierre Salvatori

After a couple of frothy romantic comedies starring doe-eyed Audrey Tautou – Beautiful Lies (2010) and Priceless (2006), – Pierre Salvatori does a 360° turn with Dans La Cours, a downbeat, melancho...

, 02/05/2014 09:33
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