Cohen Media Group

Jul 24 2014

Le Chef

Sometimes, it’s nice to a have a giddy, perfectly pleasant surprise of a movie, and Le Chef (originally titled Comme un Chef) by Daniel Cohen is exactly that. Some of the thematic material (and one character in particular) reminds me a lot of the Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille, which I also appreciated immensely. This is a […]
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Jun 20 2014

Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois)

Addendum 6/21/14: It has come to my attention that this is the third and closing film of a trilogy, starting with L’Auberge Espagnole and Russian Dolls, both written and directed by Cédric Klapisch. This review is written from the point of view of someone who has seen neither of the preceding films; even with this […]
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Aug 30 2013

The Artist and the Model

How can one describe Fernando Trueba’s The Artist and the Model? A love story about a sculptor and his muse? No, that would be wrong. A look at how a man tries desperately to hang onto youth, even though he knows he cannot? Getting there, but still wrong. Artistic inspiration and creation? Close, but not […]
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