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A Cat In Paris Review


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With a fresh visual style that mimics expressionist paintings, this animated adventure completely breaks free from the formula American studios are locked into. It tells a lively story that's packed with terrific characters and a real sense of suspense.

Zoe (Zani) is a shy girl whose cat Dino brings her lizards it catches on the roof, but even this doesn't get the attention of her single mother Jeanne (Blanc), an overworked police detective. What she doesn't know is that Dino switches his allegiance at night to Nico (Salomone), an acrobatic cat burglar who prowls the roofs and ledges of Paris. Meanwhile, Zoe's mother is looking for the Victor (Benguigui), the gangster who killed her husband. And when Zoe and Nico finally meet, they must team up to escape the tenacious Victor and his goons.

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Waiting For The Moon Review


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Well, a rose is a rose is a rose, and a movie is a movie is a snoozefest.

Jill Godmilow's earnest portrait of Gertrude Stein (Linda Bassett) and Alice B. Toklas (Linda Hunt) during their period together at 27 Rue de Fleurus in France is obviously the product of much heartfelt love for the duo. Too bad it's rambling, pedantic, and so overtly misanthropic that one wonders how any viewer could leech out the love within.

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L'Effrontée Review


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I'm not sure that L'Effrontée is wrong -- but I'm pretty sure it ain't right.

Made in 1985, Claude Miller's film focuses on a bratty girl (Charlotte Gainsbourg, only 14 at the time) wasting away a month after school is out and before she goes on summer holiday. Charlotte becomes obsessed with a child piano prodigy and through a ridiculous coincidence, ends up encountering her en route to getting her piano stool repaired. Charlotte then hangs around the metal shop in order to try to get closer to Clara, the prodigy, and hopefully spend her holiday with the young girl.

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