Movie Review: ‘CUSTODY’ is a gripping, unrelenting horror film

Courtney Howard // Film Critic CUSTODY (JUSQU'À LA GARDE) Not Rated, 93 minutes Directed by: Xavier Legrand Starring: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux While Writer-Director Xavier Legrand’s CUSTODY (JUSQU'À LA GARDE) isn’t a horror film in the traditional sense, it brings to light a terrifying reality for those suffering at the hands of darkness. It doesn’t feature a “boogeyman” who picks off victims one by ...

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Filmmaker Xavier Legrand builds upon solid groundwork with ‘CUSTODY’

Courtney Howard // Film Critic There are very few short films that stick with audiences years later. To craft a genuinely indelible, thrilling tale in such a short timeframe of less than 30 minutes – one that firmly grabs the attention of its viewer – is a true feat. Writer-director Xavier Legrand’s JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING did just that. Now, Legrand continues the same story set up in that Academy Award®-nominated short film with CUSTODY ...

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Movie Review: ‘THE QUEST OF ALAIN DUCASSE’ – Do you know the Michelin Man?

Courtney Howard // Film Critic THE QUEST OF ALAIN DUCASSE Not Rated, 89 minutes Directed by: Gilles de Maistre Food is essential to survival. Our bodies should be treated as temples - and that includes respecting the food that goes into them. No one understands the impact of cuisine more than  multiple-Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse. Not only has he wowed patrons of his restaurants all over the world, he also still considers himself a student ...

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