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O-Films: Part Two

By Film Buff Last time I wrote about some O-films, the titles of which featured prepositions. But what about the others, I hear you ask? The Others is a highly effective haunted-house horror, which exploits the peculiar potential of children in ghost…

Film Buff, Mar 11


O-Films: Part One

By Film Buff   Let me put a preposition to you. Or rather, four: ‘of’; ‘on’; ‘out’; and ‘over’. There’s much to admire in Of Gods and Men, a film about Algerian monks who wonder whether…

Film Buff, Feb 10


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


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


N-films: Part One

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

Film Buff, Dec 10


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


M-films: part two

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

Film Buff, Sep 24


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


L-films: the oldies are the best

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

Film Buff, Jul 22


L-films, Part Two

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

Film Buff, Jun 4


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


Kiss-kiss films

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

Film Buff, Mar 17


Spotlight on minorities, women at the Césars

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

France 24, Feb 26


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


I-films: Part Two

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

Film Buff, Dec 11



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

Film Buff, Nov 14


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



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

Film Buff, Aug 8


The G spot - part 2

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

Film Buff, Jul 4


G films – Part 1

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

Film Buff, May 29


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


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


More films

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

Film Buff, Feb 7


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


Film Fest

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

Film Buff, Nov 1


Who killed Owen Taylor?

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

Film Buff, Sep 26


‘B’ Movies – Part One

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

Film Buff, Aug 21


A film buff's delight

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

Film Buff, Jul 22