Tag Archives: contemporary

Movie review: Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014) directed by Philippe de Chauveron

Product info (mainly from Wikipedia): Claude Verneuil (Christian Clavier), a Gaullist notary, and his wife Marie (Chantal Lauby), a Catholic bourgeois from Chinon, are proud parents of four daughters: Isabelle, Odile, Ségolène, and Laure. The three eldest are already married. Unfortunately their husbands are … Continue reading

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Movie review: Maman A Tort (Trainee Day) (2016) directed by Marc Fitoussi

Product info:  Anouk (Jeanne Jestin), a Parisian fourteen-year-old ninth grader, has to spend an obligatory week as a trainee in a company of her choice. Her papa was supposed to secure her a placement at a TV channel, a very … Continue reading

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Documentary review: Magicians. Life in the Impossible (2016) directed by Marcie Hume, Christoph Baaden

Product info: This documentary shot over a four-year period follows careers and private lives of four magicians: Jon Armstrong, a master of the card trick, Brian Gillis who has to endure the death of his dog, recessionary challenges, and considerable downsizing on … Continue reading

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Madam Tulip by David Ahern

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Suspense, mystery, action, a little romance and lots of laughs Out-of-work actress Derry O’Donnell is … Continue reading

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Review: The Killer Wore Leather by Laura Antoniou

I got a complimentary copy of this one in exchange for an honest review from the publisher – thank you very much! That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis: Rebecca Feldblum, a NYPD homicide detective, and Dominic … Continue reading

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Movie review: Byzantium by Neil Jordan

Synopsis: Clara (Gemma Alterton), a hardworking lap-dancer in a night club,  and her daughter, Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan),  are two female vampires. They live precariously, ready to run to another place whenever they sense any danger – they can be long-lived but … Continue reading

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