My 10 Favourite French-Language Films

Modern era and in no particular order:

1. La Haine (Hate) (1995)

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“Kate & Leopold” Review

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Coming from James Mangold, the director of ‘Girl, Interrupted‘ (1999), ‘Kate & Leopold‘ is a romantic fantasy comedy, telling the story of Kate McKay (Meg Ryan), who lives a busy, but happy life in the 21st century New York. When her ex-boyfriend, Stuart Besser (Liev Schreiber), a scientist, manages to find a portal to the past, he, inadvertently, transports into his apartment Leopold (Hugh Jackman), a handsome Duke of Albany from the 19th century. Although Kate is a woman driven by common sense and realistic views on life, she soon succumbs to the charms of the mysterious stranger from 1867.

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Sequel planned for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

TBy Ben Arnold | Yahoo UK Movies News

Producer reveals that work is already underway

A sequel is being planned to spy thriller ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’.

The film, based on John Le Carre’s 1974 novel and directed by Tomas Alfredson, proved a hit on its release last year, pulling in $80 million (£49 million) on a $20 million (£12 million) budget.

Producer Eric Fellner told Collider: “We are working on another one. (Producer) Tim Bevan is putting it together as we speak with (screenwriter) Peter Straughan and Tomas Alfredson, so yes it’s in development.

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“The Secret in their Eyes” Review

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El Secreto de sus Ojos (2009)

       ‘¿Te das cuenta, Benjamín? El tipo puede cambiar de todo: de cara, de casa, de familia, de novia, de religión, de Dios…pero hay una cosa que no puede cambiar, Benjamín… no puede cambiar…de pasión’. (Pablo Sandoval)

Praised by critics and audiences alike across the globe, ‘El Secreto de sus Ojos’ is a gripping mystery crime thriller that won an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category in 2010. This Argentina/Spain co-produced film ticks all the boxes when it comes to a great mystery crime thriller, and can even be regarded as coming as close to perfection as any (especially budget) film can get.

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“Skyfall” Review

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Skyfall (2012)

For those who are unfamiliar with Sam Mendes’ work and its quality, ‘Skyfall’ may appear just like another action flick of some average quality, just another James Bond film full of the same old tricks recycled once again. However, this is the film of Sam Mendes, which means that this first impression is false. ‘Skyfall’ is a delightful surprise, which has the potential to exceed everyone’s expectations. The film is intelligent, stylish, funny and very well-acted. It is certainly better than the previous two films in the James Bond series. In this film, James Bond (Daniel Craig), badly wounded on the mission to Turkey and unfit for service, embarks on yet another mission to stop a former ‘00…’ MI6 agent from completing his evil plan.

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