It’s simply the story of the delusional character, Assane, who acts in a way disconnected from the reality of modern society while believing he’s as smart as his childhood hero, Lupin, the short story protagonist. The police are even more delusional and incompetent. It’s as if all characters in the show have not heard of anything post 1970. Think CCTV everywhere, how trackable every phone … Continue reading Lupin

Les Misérables (2019)

Profoundly moving, hard hitting moral drama elevated beyond being yet another ‘banlieu’ film through masterful use of cinematic language, combined with heartfelt performances from a largely non professional cast. France’s ongoing tensions around identity, race and belonging expand, confronting you head on with dilemmas about the sheer difficulty of the human condition. Looking for something going further than social realism? Comfortable being uncomfortable? Willing to … Continue reading Les Misérables (2019)

District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

For those of us who unfortunately have not seen the original BANLIEUE 13 – aka DISTRICT 13 – (made in 2004 with the same crew except for the director – Pierre Morel), some of the background information that usually follows in a sequel is missing and according to many, the sequel here BANLIEUE 13:ULTIMATUM – aka DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM is not as strong a film. … Continue reading District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

District B13 (2004)

The plot : The French government has erected giant walls around the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods. Inside these walls its a veritable jungle, with the strongest (and ofter most corrupt) ruling. This is the directorial debut of Pierre Morel. He has worked as the cinematographer on Danny the Dog (a.k.a. Unleashed) and the Transporter. If this movie gives you a sense of deja vu, … Continue reading District B13 (2004)

Desierto (2015)

The border between the United States and Mexico is approximately 1,700 miles in length, stretching from the mouth of the Rio Grande at Brownsville, Texas, all the way to the Pacific shoreline at Imperial Beach, California. And much of it goes through some of the harshest and most forbidding land in the entire world, the Colorado and Sonoran deserts in California and Arizona. Each year, … Continue reading Desierto (2015)

The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

Fares Fares – He is one of the best actor of the recent times. Top Notch Performance. Mari Malek – Honest Hania Amar – Beautiful Others – Supportive Story – A maid witnesses the murder of a woman where a police officer was assigned to investigate the murder but things expected to go different when higher people involved in the murder Cinematography – Crystal Clear … Continue reading The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

Rust and Bone (2012)

Marion Cotillard – Her confidence level is topnotch and she is poetic Matthias Schoenaerts – Rough and Tough Others – Well Supported Characters Story – This movies revolves around a ex boxer who lives with his son, when he saves a woman(Dophin trainer) from a quarrel in the club and about their relationship which makes the movie special Cinematography – Cool Screenplay – Neat Direction … Continue reading Rust and Bone (2012)

Sex Doll (2016)

Hafsia Herzi – Hot, Amazing eyes and proved her acting. Others – ok Story – This movie is about escort girl and a teen guy who rescues trafficking girl and love of modern trend Music – Matching Cinematography – Better Screenplay – Slow Direction – Could have been much better Sex Doll (2016) – It’s a slow movie and one time watchable if you have … Continue reading Sex Doll (2016)