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The Queen’s Gambit

11 . 05 . 20

If you are looking for something to distract you from the election vote count, I highly recommend The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. It stars Anya Taylor Joy, who you might remember from EMMA, as “orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon who struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.” […]

Since there hasn’t been much new on television since quarantine started, I’ve been watching a lot of films. In the beginning, I could only watch lighter fare and romantic comedies. Eventually, I began to watch old favorites many of which include French films. One that’s been pretty impossible to find anywhere is Les Choses de […]

After a beautiful start to the long holiday weekend, many areas of the East Coast experienced cold and rainy weather today. It looks like Memorial Day might not be a wash out but when bad weather returns, you might want to think about heading to a theatre to see one of these wonderful documentaries. I […]

The best thing about the end of the year, besides pumpkin pie and presents, are all the anticipated fall films that are about to be released. The best movies always come out around the holidays so they will be fresh in people’s minds when they consider films for Academy Awards nominations. Not sure if remake […]

Paris Can Wait

04 . 26 . 17

The Tribeca Film Festival is happening in New York right now. It always brings together the best new films and I’m grateful that Lincoln Motor Company, who is a sponsor of the film festival, generously offers me passes each year. The hard part is figuring out what to see. I think I’ve chosen a few […]

Nocturnal Animals

12 . 28 . 16

I saw Tom Ford’s recently released film Nocturnal Animals on Christmas Day. A holiday movie it is not but I’m glad I saw it for the cinematography and sets. The story is based on the book Tony and Susan and follows art gallery owner Susan Morrow, played by Amy Adams, who receives a book proof from her ex-husband […]

A Little Chaos

06 . 15 . 15

As a devout Francophile, I will see any film set in France so I’m looking forward to A Little Chaos which will be released June 26, 2015. It’s a fictionalized account of a female garden designer hired by landscape architect André le Nôtre to work on a water feature in the garden of Versailles for […]

La Piscine

06 . 08 . 15

La Piscine is the visually chic 1969 French film that has inspired many fashion collections and photo shoots, as well as other movies. It stars Romy Schneider and Alain Delon as couple on holiday at a villa outside Saint Tropez. When her former flame and his 18 year old daughter (played by Jane Birkin) arrive, their idyllic […]

I’ve been on a film kick lately. I’ve recently seen the Woman in Gold which will touch your heart, Dior and I which will inspire you, and While We’re Young which might amuse you. I was very much looking forward to seeing Far From the Madding Crowd but just realized I’ll be out of the country when […]

Dior and I Documentary

04 . 09 . 15

I love a good fashion documentary so I am especially excited to see Dior and I this weekend. The film is by Freédéric Tcheng who was also behind Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and Valentino: The Last Emperor both of which garnered much praise. Dior and I follows designer Raf Simons and his team for […]

LA FRENCH

03 . 14 . 15

One of the great things about flying Air France, besides the delicious meals, is the selection of films. I was finally able to see Birdman and thoroughly enjoyed Reese Witherspoon in Wild but it was the French film, La French, the really impressed me. It stars Jean Dujardin as Pierre Michel, the magistrate of Marseille in the […]