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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COLCOA Review: ‘A BAG OF MARBLES (UN SAC DE BILLES)’ is important heartfelt, heartbreaking history

 Courtney Howard // Film Critic A BAG OF MARBLES (UN SAC DE BILLES), 110 min., NR Directed by: Christian Duguay Starring: Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial, Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein, César Domboy, Emile Berling, Christian Clavier Marbles are a game that’s filled many a childhood. In A BAG OF MARBLES, these symbolic playthings represent the last pieces of the interrupted childhood of one Jewish boy during a perilous wartime in France. Director ...

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