COLCOA Review: ‘C’EST LA VIE’ – An affair to (best not) remember

Courtney Howard // Film Critic C’EST LA VIE (LE SENS DE LA FÊTE) Not Rated, 115 minutes Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano Starring: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne, Eye Haidara, Suzanne Clément, Alban Ivanov, Hélène Vincent, Judith Chemla, Benjamin Lavernhe Weddings are a popular setting for comedic shenanigans. The best laid plans can easily turn into hijinks and hilarity, both in real life and on ...

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COLCOA Review: ‘RADIANCE (VERS LA LUMIÈRE)’ – Blinded by the light

Courtney Howard // Film Critic RADIANCE (VERS LA LUMIÈRE) Not Rated, 101 minutes Directed by: Naomi Kawase Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Ayame Misaki, Tatsuya Fuji, Misuzu Kanno, Kazuko Shirakawa Blindness portrayed in cinema runs the gamut from THE MIRACLE WORKER, to WAIT UNTIL DARK, to A PATCH OF BLUE, to BLINDNESS. It might be used as a metaphor, or maybe it’s used in the literal sense. Filmmaker Naomi Kawase paints her portrait of the disability in a ...

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COLCOA Review: ‘RETURN OF THE HERO’ is if Howard Hawks adapted Jane Austen’s work as screwball comedy

Courtney Howard // Film Critic RETURN OF THE HERO (LE RETOUR DU HÉROS) Not Rated, 90 minutes Directed by: Laurent Tirard Starring: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant, Christophe Montenez By now, we’ve seen almost all of our favorite female authors’ classic romantic works turned into fully cinematic, swirling, escapist period pieces. Ang Lee’s SENSE & SENSIBILITY, Joe Wright’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE, William Wyler and Andrea ...

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