11 September 2020. THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD ** The classic, semi-autobiographical Charles Dickens’ tale of the hardships, adventures and growth of a young man has been turned here into a series of discombobulated characters that seem to be there to satisfy the director’s sense of egalitarianism. To begin with, the charismatic Dev Patel, […]
FILM: QUEEN AND SLIM – mirroring George Floyd
12 June 2020. QUEEN AND SLIM **** It’s uncanny how sometimes things gravitate to each other just at the right time. Or maybe it’s that an excellent work naturally fits into the present, whenever it was written (as so many works of Shakespeare or other immortal writers), or created as a film. Quality is timeless. […]
FILM: Cinemas open up!
5 June 2020. The cinemas are opening up! Slowly, but surely, this Saturday, June 6th. We’re blessed to have had a careful, orderly and easy transition here in Switzerland for the Corona crisis. Let us hope we all remain well and healthy in these tentative conditions. Vive la Suisse! Here are a sampling of the […]
FILM: WOMAN – a documentary of individual women
WOMAN **** (vo in many languages, subtitles in English) 13 March 2020. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the renowned French environmentalist who has extensively photographed and filmed our beautiful and tortured earth from above, has once again come down to capture humanity – as he did in his last impressive documentary, “Humans”. This time he covers its other […]