Category Archives: French

Advent: Day 21

The Film: Le petit Nicolas [Little Nicholas] There is nothing so wonderful as a film that makes you laugh out loud. Makes you gasp, and cheer, or simply sit back and enjoy with a goofy smile on your face. Nicholas … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 20

The Film: Comme une image [Look At Me] A  likeable film about unlikeable characters, you will never see another story like this. At the center is one man — a famous writer, a father and husband, a womanizer, a self-centered … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 19

The Film: Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis [Welcome to the Sticks] When heavy action and teary dramas don’t sit right. When romance and thrillers fail to please. Comedy is the best medicine. This year there were comedies about death, r-rated box-office hits, … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 10

The Film: Ne le dis à personne [Tell No One] Complex and twisty, dark and thrilling. I fell for this film immediately. There’s a lot to praise about this film but two things are particularly wonderful about it. The first … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 8

The Film: Les triplettes de Belleville [The Triplets of Belleville] To paraphrase Brad Bird — animation is not a genre, it is a style of storytelling through which you can have every genre. And The Triplets of Belleville gives a … Continue reading

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Advent: Day 5

The Film: Roman de gare I cannot in good conscious write about 25 French films without including the one that has stuck with me the most. There are others that I’m going to write about which I adore and love, … Continue reading

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Rebel

I love the Internet. I love looking up recipes. And then totally ignoring them. Well, I don’t totally ignore them, I treat them more like guidelines. Very loose guidelines. Yes, yes, I’m a culinary rebel. So this, the Christmas of … Continue reading

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