COLCOA Review: ‘R.A.I.D. SPECIAL UNIT (RAID DINGUE)’ spotlights Alice Pol’s comedic strengths, not much else

 Courtney Howard // Film Critic R.A.I.D. SPECIAL UNIT, 105 minutes, NR Directed by: Dany Boon Starring: Alice Pol, Dany Boon, Michel Blanc, Yvan Attal, Patrick Mille, François Levantal I simply adore Alice Pol and I know I’m not alone. I’d say all of France agrees with me. I’ve been touting her skills since first seeing her in a show-stealing supporting role in UN PLAN PARFAIT. She’s the French Kathryn Hahn, right down to her similar good looks ...

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COLCOA Review: It’s ‘ELEMENTARY (PRIMAIRE)’ my dear Watson

Courtney Howard // Film Critic ELEMENTARY, 105 min, NR Directed by: Hélène Angel Starring: Sara Forestier, Vincent Elbaz, Albert Cousi, Ghillas Bendjoudi, Guilaine Londez, Hannah Brunt, Jules Gaboriau, Patrick d'Assumçao You’ve seen films like writer-director Hélène Angel’s ELEMENTARY before – only you haven’t seen it done in such a profound, intimate, elegantly restrained way. Though this falls completely in line with the ...

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COLCOA Review: HEAVEN WILL WAIT (LE CIEL ATTENDRA) – They’re good kids, Bront

 Courtney Howard // Film Critic HEAVEN WILL WAIT, 100 minutes, NR Directed by: Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar Starring: Noémie Merlant, Naomi Amarger, Sandrine Bonnaire, Zinedine Soualem, Clotilde Courau Teen girls being radicalized is a hot button issue. SNL spoofed it perfectly, but that was satire, and there’s nothing really funny about the scary fact this is happening. The French now have their dramatic take on this with co-writer-director ...

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