The Kid (1921)

The Kid (1921)


The Kid (1921)

Release Year: 1921 Director: Charlie Chaplin Writer: Charlie Chaplin Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller, Albert Austin, Nellie Bly Baker Moviegeek Sunday Classic #319, week 31 2020 The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) finds an orphan boy and cares for him, but events five years later threatens that relationship. Chaplin’s impact on cinema is hard ..

D3: The Mighty Ducks

D3: The Mighty Ducks


D3: The Mighty Ducks

Release year: 1996 Director: Robert Lieberman Screenwriter: Kenneth Johnson, Jim Burnstein Starring: Joshua Jackson, Jeffrey Nordling, David Selby, Elden Henson, Shaun Weiss, Marguerite Moreau, Vincent LaRusso, Heidi Kling The hockey team receives scholarships to a prestigious prep school, where a whole new chapter of their life begins. First off, ignore that Emilio Estevez (Young Guns, ..

A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death


A Matter of Life and Death

Release year:1946 Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Screenwriter: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Robert Coote, Joan Maude, Abraham Sofaer, Raymond Massey, Edwin Max, Marius Goring An English pilot unexplainingly survives jumping from a plane without parachute, cheats death and falls in love with an American woman (Hunter). When he ..

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)


Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)

Release year: 1962 Director: Agnès Varda Screenwriter: Agnès Varda Starring: Corrine Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blanck, José Luis de Vilallonga, Michel Legrand, Loye Payen Ratings: Nominated to Palme d’Or in Cannes 1962. Young Cleo (Marchand) wanders the streets of Paris while she awaits test results telling her if she has cancer. Considering how little takes place in ..

Chocolat (Chocolat)

Chocolat (Chocolat)


Chocolat (Chocolat)

Release Year: 2016 Director: Roschdy Zem Writers: Cyril Gely (Screenplay), Olivier Gorce (adaptation), Roschdy Zem (adaptation), Starring: Omar Sy, James Thiérrée, Clothilde Esme, Olivier Gourmet, Frédéric Pierrot, Noémie Lvovsky, Alice de Lencquesaing, Alex Descas, Olivier Rabourdin The story of the rise and fall of the first black cirucs clown in France, Chocolat (Omar Sy), who ..

My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami)

My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami)


My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami)

Release Year: 2006 Director: Patrice Leconte Writers: Patrice Leconte (screenplay), Jérôme Tonnerre, Olivier Dazat (idea) Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon, Julie Gayet, Julie Durand, Jacques Mathou, Marie Pillet, Elizabeth Bourgine, Henri Garcin Catherine (Julie Gayet) refuses to believe that her unlikable business partner has a real friend and challenges him to introduce his best friend ..

My Father’s Glory (La gloire de mon père)

My Father’s Glory (La gloire de mon père)


My Father’s Glory (La gloire de mon père)

Release Year: 1990 Director: Yves Robert Writers: Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Caussel, Didier Pain, Thérèse Liotard, Julien Ciamaca, Victorien Delamare, Paul Crauchet, Pierre Joris Molinas, In turn of the century France, Marcel worships his father, a socialist school teacher, who often argues with his conservative and Catholic uncle Jules. Yet the two families enjoy each other’s ..

The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie)

The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie)


The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie)

Release Year: 2014 Director: François Ozon Writers: François Ozon (screenplay), Ruth Rendell (based on her 1985 short story “The New Girlfriend”) Starring: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz, Isild Le Besco, Aurore Clément, Jean-Claude Bolle-ReddatBruno Pérard Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) loses her best friend of many years and makes a surprising discvoery about her widowed husband ..

Moviegeek5: French for Beginners

Moviegeek5: French for Beginners


Moviegeek5: French for Beginners

  France was a pioneering country in terms of movie-making, has a rich heritage of cinematic gems, and has received an impressive 12 Oscars for Best Foreign Film out of 40 nominations. “Yes, I know all that, but I just don’t like reading subtitles”, you might say, or, “French films are just so… French”. Well, ..

The Bélier Family (La famille Bélier)

The Bélier Family (La famille Bélier)


The Bélier Family (La famille Bélier)

Release Year: 2014 Director: Eric Lartigau Writers: Victoria Bedos (original idea & scenario), Stanislas Carré de Malberg (scenario), Eric Lartigau (adaptation), Thomas Bidegain (adaptation) Starring: Louane Emera, Karin Viard, François Damiens Eric Elmosino, Roxane Duran, Ilian Bergala, Luca Gelberg, Mar Sodupe A girl, who lives with her deaf family, discovers that she has a talent ..

A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark


A Shot in the Dark

Release year: 1964 Director: Blake Edwards Screenwriter: Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty, Harry Kurnitz (based on the play by) Starring: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders, Herbert Lom, Tracy Reed, Graham Stark, Moria Redmond Moviegeek Sunday Classic #316, week 28 2020   A murder has happened at the country estate of Mr. Benjamin Ballon (Sanders) and ..

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town


Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Release Year: 1936 Director: Frank Capra Writers: Robert Miskin (screenplay), Clarence Budington Kelland (based on his 1935 short story “Opera Hat”) Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille Raymond Walburn, H.B. Warner, Ruth Donnelly, Walter Cattlett, John Wray Rating: Won 1 Oscar: Best Director. Nominated for 4 Oscars: Best Picture, Best ..