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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, Same Old Song

Same Old Song

When did we first encounter a feel-good film that united delinquent kids, a devoted (if professionally frustrated) teacher, and the transformative power of music? Was it Julie Andrews? Could it have been the spirited, softhearted Maria and her Austrian brood,…
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