(BPM) Beats Per Minute

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  If David France’s Oscar nominated ‘How To Survive a Plague‘ is recognized as the seminal movie on AIDS in the US, then Robin Campillo’s stunning new masterpiece BPM (Beats Per Minute) is undoubtably Europe’s candidate for the title.  His sprawling and somewhat harrowing tale that centers on the ACT UP group in Paris is … Continue reading



Polina

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This new French feature film co-directed by world-renowned choreographer Angelin Preljoçaj along with screenwriter Valérie Müller is an adaption of Bastien Vivès novel about a young girl pursuing her dreams and it very firmly makes the dancing far more important than the actual plot itself.  This is more of an observation than a criticism and it is  a move … Continue reading




Lost in Paris

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Belgian Dominique Abel and his Australian wife Fiona Gordon are probably the best burlesque couple in movies today. Both rather angular and gaunt, this odd looking pair who are such gifted physical comedians would undoubtedly  be super stars in old Hollywood where are any form of slapstick was both loved and respected. In their latest, … Continue reading



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