Watch This: Trailer for Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe

Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe is from director Maria Schrader. Schrader wrote and directed this story of Stefan Zweig, the Austrian Jewish writer and his life while in exile from 1936 to 1942. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe”

Review: Divines

Divines is a high energy French film about teenagers in the Paris suburbs from first time director Houda Benyamina. Benyamina won the Golden Camera at Cannes last year, and the film was nominated Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language at the Golden Globes. Divines is now on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: Divines”

Review: The White Helmets

The Netflix documentary short The White Helmets won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short in 2017. You can watch it now on Netflix. Let me rephrase that. You should watch it now on Netflix. Continue reading “Review: The White Helmets”

Review: Me, Myself and Her (Io e lei)

Me, Myself and Her (Io e lei in the original Italian) is a 2015 romance from Italy. It features two women in love, which some reviews I read consider a revolutionary idea for an Italian film. Continue reading “Review: Me, Myself and Her (Io e lei)”

Review: The Innocents

The Innocents is one of the most beautiful and touching films I have ever seen. It’s set in 1945 Poland. A French doctor Mathilde Beaulieu (Lou de Laâge) is in Poland taking care of wounded French soldiers. She is called to a convent by a frantic nun. She discovers a number of pregnant nuns, all about to deliver. Continue reading “Review: The Innocents”

Review: Fatima

Fatima is the story of a Moroccan woman living in France. She’s raising her two daughters on her own. Fatima (Soria Zeroual, in her first ever role) speaks and writes only Arabic. Her French isn’t very good, even after years of living there. Continue reading “Review: Fatima”

Review: No Second Chance (Une chance de trop)

No Second Chance, Une chance de trop in the original French, is a mystery thriller based on a novel by Harlan Coben. This 6 part series from France is a tense nail-biting ride from start to finish. Continue reading “Review: No Second Chance (Une chance de trop)”

Review: 1000 Rupee Note (Ek Hazarachi Note)

1000 Rupee Note (Ek Hazarachi Note in Marathi) is an Indian film about poverty, wealth, and the corruption of power. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: 1000 Rupee Note (Ek Hazarachi Note)”