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Film, "War of the Buttons": French History, Revised and Romanticized

"War of the Buttons": French History, Revised and Romanticized

After The Chorus and Paris 36, Christophe Barratier — one of France's least interesting living directors — offers up another gooey slice of Gallic nostalgia: The War of the Buttons, a reboot of Yves Roberts' 1962 original. Barratier and…
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Film, Jingle Hell

Jingle Hell

It can't be easy making films about war. It's so inherently dramatic that, as a setting for art, it's overdetermined; it drips with meaning even before the first scenes are set. And so much has been said already: War is…
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Film, Frogs Gone Loco

Frogs Gone Loco

It's a sign that a nation may be losing its collective mind when it grants a nutty hack like Quentin Tarantino an exalted title like Officer of Arts and Letters, but there's France for ya. Whether Gallic pop culture is…
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