Summerof85

Summer of 85 – Review

Based on the 1982 young adult British novel Dance on My Grave by Aidan Chambers, François Ozon transports events to the North of France in the middle of the decade. Having read the impressionable book at...
A Simple Favour

A Simple Favour – Review

Don’t be fooled by trailers - A Simple Favour is far more than a Gone Girl knock-off. Heavily marketed as coming from ‘the dark side of Paul Feig,’ in practice it feels like Feig has remade a François...
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Amant Double – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 07/10/2017 as part of London Film Festival. For its first two thirds, François Ozon’s Amant Double feels like the most stereotypically French film ever made. Starring...
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Amant Double – LFF 2017 Review

For its first two thirds, François Ozon’s Amant Double feels like the most stereotypically French film ever made. Starring androgynous ingénue Chloé (Marine Vacth) who works in a modern art gallery and...
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Frantz – Review

In Frantz Franco-German relations in the wake of the Great War are explored, but at its heart Ozon has crafted an old-fashioned movie that nevertheless pulses with a modern vitality. The setup is simple...

The New Girlfriend – Review

New Girlfriend is technically striking, often conveying narrative visually in brave compositions, and Pascal Marti’s cinematography is as fluid as the characters’ identities. Ozon’s latest is riddled...