Today I Feel Like This

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A Prophet (Un prophète)

Jacques Audiard, who has long been considered a French master, takes his work in a completely new direction with his latest project A Prophet.  While I was extremely happy with his previous style (The Beat My Heart Skipped, still ranks in my top ten favorite movies of all time), his new focus is infinitely more broad, and brings a new sense of realism to the table that I could stare at for hours (and ended up doing just that since the film runs around... Read More

The Beat My Heart Skipped

De Battre Mon Coeur S’est Arrette (The Beat My Heart Skipped) is one of those movies you just shouldn’t miss. It’s a shame that subtitles will scare away so many from such a fantastic film. Based the book by Tonino Benacquista, directed by Parisian Jacques Audiard, this movie seems to come out of nowhere and grab you by the balls. The first time I saw this movie was in 2005, the year it was released, but a recent re-viewing reminded... Read More