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FILM REVIEW: My Old Lady

My Old Lady (Israel Horovitz, 2014)

When the opening titles revealed that My Old Lady was directed by its playwright, I had concerns. To my dismay, these were justified. It was so, so, clear that this was meant to be a play and not a film. While long conversations work on stage, on film they can grow tedious, and that was indeed the case here. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: My Old Lady

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FILM REVIEW: Two Days One Night

Two Days One Night (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, 2014)

Marion Cotillard and French film. Usually a good mix, except that this film wasn’t even French, but Belgian. And it was a bit too mundane for my tastes. Inspired by various true stories about factory workers in France, Belgium, Italy, and America, Two Days One Night charts Sandra’s (Marion Cotillard) efforts to visit all sixteen of her co-workers who have voted for her dismissal in favour of a bonus. After convincing the boss to allow another secret ballot, she sets out to win the majority vote and her job back. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Two Days One Night