Tag: french cinema

Juliette Binoche in Non-Fiction

“Non-Fiction” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Non-Fiction (2019; Olivier Assayas) GRADE: C+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, May 31, at the Tower Theatre in Sacramento.  Now playing in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Rafael. “A Cloud of Mid-Life Crises” Ever the lagger, Non-Fiction puts me seven films deep into the oeuvre of French filmmaker Olivier Assayas.  In […]

“Cold Water” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Cold Water (1994; Olivier Assayas) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, May 4, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Unreleased and unavailable for decades, writer-director Olivier Assayas‘ harsh coming-of-age story Cold Water gets the 4K treatment.  It arrives just in time to feed my growing obsession with the filmmaker. […]

“Staying Vertical” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Staying Vertical (2017; Alain Guiraudie) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, March 3, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Alain Guiraudie’s self-contained, cryptic, borderline pornographic, Hitchcock-goes-homoerotic Stranger by the Lake was a jaw-dropping breakthrough in 2013/2014, even though it was the sixth feature film for the […]

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