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La Haine (Kassovitz, 1995)

La Haine is clearly an important precursor to films like American History X and French Blood (and probably many others). The stark black and white works really well to give the film that gritty feel of urban decay and desolation, … Continue reading

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Out 1: Noli me tangere (1971)

This is a challenging film, and not merely due to its epic 13 hour run-time. After the events of May ’68, Rivette reached out to cinema’s potential for transformation. He decided that cinema’s necessarily political nature (‘every film is political’) … Continue reading

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Intouchables (Toledano & Nakache, 2011)

The three themes of the French flag—liberty, equality, fraternity—are brought to life in this heartwarming tale. A pragmatic tetraplegic who has lost his will to fly free again is revived by a socially unapologetic and unabashed freewheeler. Qualities of an … Continue reading

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