Love At First Read – Françoise Sagan: “Bonjour Tristesse” (“Hello Sadness”)

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When French author, Françoise Sagan, died in September 2004, she left behind more than one million dollars in debts and a little gem entitled “Bonjour Tristesse” (“Hello Sadness”). In his memorial statement, the then French President Jacques Chirac said of Sagan: “With her death, France loses one of its most brilliant and sensitive writers – […]

Film Review: “I Am Mother” – When A.I. Meets Immanuel Kant

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Film Title: I Am Mother (2019) (Netflix) Director: Grant Sputore   I’m not really a science-fiction fan and you can probably count the number of sci-fi films that I actually enjoyed and/or understood, with the fingers of one hand. My list is finite but does include Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters which is certainly one of […]

CINEMA: “Désobéissance” – Un Film Froid Sur Un Amour Chaud

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Désobéissance est un film fascinant et magnifique sur la transgression de deux femmes dans une société plus que conservatrice dirigée par les hommes et la religion. Rien de nouveau me direz-vous, mais c’est ce manque de nouveauté qui rend le film encore meilleur. C’est un mélodrame auquel tout le monde peut et doit s’identifier. Le […]