I have worked as a journalist for 24 years both in London, England and now in Paris, France. I was a broadcast journalist for the English service of Radio France Internationale in Paris for 17 years before leaving to set up a blog for French cinema fans everywhere. I also worked as a reviewer of French films for The Hollywood Reporter and was a jury member for the Prix Michel d'Ornano at the Festival of American Films at Deauville. I am passionate about French films, both old and new, and want to share this passion with filmgoers around the globe.

Hippocrate – Thomas Lilti

Thomas Lilti’s Hippocrate is a warts-and-all look at the life of a junior doctor starting his career as an intern in a Parisian hospital and it’s a damning portrait of what is often reputed to be t...

, 26/09/2014 11:38

Maintenant ou Jamais – Serge Frydman

Serge Frydman’s Maintenant ou Jamais (Now or Never) is a love story disguised as a thriller with a touch of social commentary thrown in for good measure. While there’s plenty of heat between the tw...

, 16/09/2014 11:35

SMS – Gabriel Julien-Laferrière

Gabriel Julien-Laferrière’s first outing as director with the 2009 tepid comedy Neuilly Sa Mère was a domestic box-office success. It’s taken him five years to return to the big screen with an adap...

, 27/08/2014 10:44

Le Beau Monde – Julie Lopes-Curval

Le Beau Monde, Julie Lopes-Curval’s fourth outing as director, is a dreary coming-of-age film which casts the net wide in a bid to cover several issues only to fall on well-trodden ground. Her firs...

, 18/08/2014 09:59

Maestro – Lea Fazer

Lea Fazer’s Maestro is a delightfully funny film about co-writer Jocelyn Quivrin’s experience as a young actor of working with veteran French film director Eric Rohmer.

, 20/11/2015 09:00

L’Homme qu’on aimait trop (In the Name of my Daughter) – André Téchiné

he jury is still out on whether a film based on an unsolved mystery that has captivated French media for over 30 years will be appreciated by audiences outside the Hexagon. This could be why André ...

, 23/07/2014 10:08

Du Goudron et des Plumes (Patchwork Family) – Pascal Rabaté

Sami Bouajila excels in Pascal Rabaté’s Du Goudron et des Plumes, a touching morality tale set in provincial France which glances against several contemporary issues while retaining a sense of humo...

, 14/07/2014 13:02

L’Ex de Ma Vie – Dorothée Sebbagh

L’Ex de Ma Vie is a flat, uninspired romantic comedy by Dorothée Sebbagh, a graduate of the prestigious Paris film school La Femis who, judging by her output to date, is struggling to hit winning f...

, 14/07/2014 12:46

On a failli être amies – Anne Le Ny

For her fourth outing as director Anne Le Ny brings to the big screen a charming, romantic comedy based on one of the staples of French cinema – the love triangle. Click to read more...

, 05/10/2018 10:07

La Ritournelle (Paris Follies) – Marc Fitoussi

After the success of Copacabana in 2010, director Mark Fitoussi rejoins Isabelle Huppert in La Ritournelle, a charming, easy-going tale of love among the haystacks – or in this case cattle-breeder...

, 18/06/2014 11:51
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