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Film, "Chinese Puzzle": Attractive French People Have Better-Looking Problems

"Chinese Puzzle": Attractive French People Have Better-Looking Problems

Cédric Klapisch's romantic comedy continues the transcontinental adventures of the beautiful French people chronicled in his previous films, Russian Dolls and L'auberge Espagnole, though Puzzle provides enough backstory for newbies to the series. When his ex-wife Wendy (Kelly Reilly) relocates…
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Film, Therese: Audrey Tautou Admires Her Own Lust

Therese: Audrey Tautou Admires Her Own Lust

Thérèse 2001's Amelie wasn't Audrey Tautou's first film, and she's worked steadily since then, but that megawatt smile she displayed has continued to inform her persona – especially when it's absent, as it is through much of her title role…
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Film, "Delicacy": Audrey Tatou Plays a Meager Widow

"Delicacy": Audrey Tatou Plays a Meager Widow

With her ponytail and toggle coat, Audrey Tautou, playing workaholic widow Nathalie in Delicacy, gives off a sexless, cutie-pie charm — not as aggressively as she did in Amélie, but still gratingly. The actress, therefore, is perfect for this dainty,…
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Film, On <i>Coco Before Chanel</i>: Chanel hagiography is so last season

On Coco Before Chanel: Chanel hagiography is so last season

Anne Fontaine's Coco Before Chanel gives us Belle Époque Coco, opening in 1893 with a grim scene of the 10-year-old waif and her sister unceremoniously dumped at an orphanage, and ending around World War I, a few years before the…
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Film, Bomb-alie


A Very Long Engagement, the new film by French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (most famously of Amélie), will have its fans. For one thing, there's no denying its beauty, an onslaught of gorgeous tableaux, painstakingly arranged and shot through filters to…
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Film, Reel World

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

The year in Bay Area film, which did not present many opportunities for jubilation, ended on a decidedly down note with the Dec. 5 passing of Robert S. Donn. A retired teacher who founded the S.F. International Film Festival's Schools…
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Film, London Underground

London Underground

It's a great pleasure to behold a chunk of art that's both dank and fresh at the same time, and this appraisal perfectly fits the superb Dirty Pretty Things. The latest from veteran director Stephen Frears (Gumshoe, Prick Up Your…
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Film, Strange <i>Days</i>

Strange Days

The last time a director known for dystopian sci-fi dreamscapes decided to bring his quirky sensibility to a more "real world" project, the outcome was Amélie, a movie so internationally acclaimed that it lifted the name of auteur Jean-Pierre Jeunet…
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Film, French Kiss-Off

French Kiss-Off

Apart from "I Am Fascinating" and/or "My Parents Are Horrid," the reigning theme of film students' movies is "Lovers Are Bonkers." Thus, it comes as no surprise when a director's first feature contains many elements that'll be instantly familiar to…
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Film, Emma Goes to France

Emma Goes to France

The heroine of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's bold and bracing new comedy, Amelie, is Amélie Poulain, a doe-eyed crusader with the face of a porcelain doll and a sleek helmet of jet-black hair. From her high perch in Montmartre, where she works…
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