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Film Buff is back with 'R' films

R-films - Part One  My quiz question last time asked you which 2006 R-film featured the headline ‘Dumbarton Man in Black Pudding Scare’ on a newspaper hoarding. The answer is Red Road, the debut feature of the always interesting director…

Film Buff, Aug 12

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Q-films

Long before he met Debbie McGee, Phil Daniels starred as Jimmy in Quadrophenia, looking at times much like Pete Townshend; a supporting cast of familiar faces includes Leslie Ash, Timothy Spall in his first feature, young Winstone (Ray), Michael Elphick,…

Film Buff, Jun 30

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No-one does bleakness quite like the Russians

The Cannes Film Festival takes us on nightmare journeys through Siberia and Queens,…

France 24, May 26

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P-films, Part Two

Gangway! More clearing the decks, before I talk about Pulp Fiction. First, though,…

Film Buff, May 19

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LA French film festival debuts Nazi escape…

Joseph Joffo's childhood came to an end at the age of 10, when his father gave him…

rfi English, Apr 29

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P-films: part one

Out of my way, I’ve got to P! Clear the decks. Two of the greatest films of…

Film Buff, Apr 15

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O-Films: Part Two

By Film Buff Last time I wrote about some O-films, the titles of which featured…

Film Buff, Mar 11

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O-Films: Part One

By Film Buff   Let me put a preposition to you. Or rather, four: ‘of’;…

Film Buff, Feb 10

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Under 18s allowed to watch sex at the movies

Minors in France will no longer be automatically banned from going to see films…

The Local, Jan 27

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N- films, part two – the good ones!

Last time I wrote about some not that brilliant N-films: here are some very good…

Film Buff, Dec 17

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N-films: Part One

All in all the film does little to illuminate its apparent subject, is far too long,…

Film Buff, Dec 10

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M-films: final part

Do you remember that film? What film? The one about the man. What man? The man who…

Film Buff, Oct 14

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M-films: part two

Last time I promised that I would continue in alphabetical order as I write about…

Film Buff, Sep 24

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Film Buff is back with 'M' films

My, my, you’re in for a treat here. Not only are there some great films beginning…

Film Buff, Aug 27

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L-films: the oldies are the best

As promised, here I’ll discuss some older films beginning with L, together…

Film Buff, Jul 22

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L-films, Part Two

With the best will in the world, many of you, I know, had absolutely no intention…

Film Buff, Jun 4

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L-films (Part One)

L is not for elves, it’s for genuine works of art like The Life And Death…

Film Buff, Apr 30

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Kiss-kiss films

Film Buff has been thinking about films beginning with the letter K. By Film Buff…

Film Buff, Mar 17

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Spotlight on minorities, women at the Césars

A record number of women and ethnic minorities will compete for the Césars,…

France 24, Feb 26

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Beat the Winter Blues with J-films

More from our Film Buff, reminding us that in February, it might be nicer to settle…

Film Buff, Feb 5

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I-films: Part Two

It’s the burning question of our time - should you watch The Iron Lady or…

Film Buff, Dec 11

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I-films

You’d have thought, perhaps, if you ever thought about it, that first-person…

Film Buff, Nov 14

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Don't drop your H's

Part two - Film Buff completes his marathon of 'H’ films It’s a well-known…

Film Buff, Sep 18

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H-films

Film Buff is back with a laugh-out-loud review of 'H' films, but with a warning…

Film Buff, Aug 8

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The G spot - part 2

G films – Part 2  Some of the greatest films in the history of cinema…

Film Buff, Jul 4

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G films – Part 1

Film Buff brings us reviews of films beginning with G this week. One of the greatest…

Film Buff, May 29

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The F word revisited

I know the rules, so of course I won’t talk about Fight Club in this second…

Film Buff, Apr 24

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The F word

As all film buffs know, F is for fake: F For Fake is a late Orson Welles film which…

Film Buff, Mar 20

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More films

Winter evenings, good comfort food, and a film.   Our fim buff has reviewed…

Film Buff, Feb 7

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A great love story

For many of us in Europe, Christmas is a time for partying. It’s also a time…

Film Buff, Dec 20

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Film Fest

Light the fire, turn down the lights, get the snacks out, and have a film fest.…

Film Buff, Nov 1

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Who killed Owen Taylor?

‘B’ Movies – Part Two Last time ('B' Movies - Part One) I…

Film Buff, Sep 26

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‘B’ Movies – Part One

More from our Film Buff's heroic mission to review films from A to Z.....First,…

Film Buff, Aug 21

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A film buff's delight

With so many films available now to watch at home, you’re spoilt for choice.…

Film Buff, Jul 22