manilazic

Freelance film writer, French but writing in English.

Favorite films

  • Body Double
  • A Serious Man
  • The Naked Civil Servant
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

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  • Flashdance

    ★★★

  • The Postman Always Rings Twice

    ★★★★½

  • Resurrection

    ★★★

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

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  • Flashdance

    Flashdance

    ★★★

    Very cool (and very 80s) dance scenes, silly plot but I had a good time

  • Resurrection

    Resurrection

    ★★★

    A very fun, unhinged story is undermined by an often showy cinematography (the long monologue scene isn’t a bad idea but it feels like it’s there just because long takes are cool, and not so much because the film calls for it). Rebecca Hall delivers and so does Tim Roth - you know actors are good when they can make such a mad scenario emotionally resonant.

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  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What is now most iconic about Sofia Coppola’s THE VIRGIN SUICIDES is the predominant colour in the Lisbon girls’ bedrooms: the pale pink on their walls, lipsticks and knickers has even gotten its own name, ‘millennial pink,’ possibly revealing the aesthetic impact this film has had on a whole generation of filmgoers. But what gets forgotten in this superficial praise –countless fashion shoots have taken cues from the close-up on Kirsten Dunst lying on a grassy football field in her…

  • Me Before You

    Me Before You

    ½

    ✨A film so hateful should never be seen or have been made.✨

    The beautiful, but most importantly very rich Will (Sam Claflin) should never have had an accident. He was such a perfect guy! "What's the point of being rich and beautiful if you can't even ski?"! is the basic premise of this film.

    Even worse, what's the point of finding a young, slightly basic middle-class girl to whom you can mansplain everything about art cinema, and who is ready…