“Paris-Manhattan” by Sophie Lellouche (France, 2014)

First feature

Paris-Manhattan

Another “liberated” woman whose ultimate goal is romance, love, and marriage!

Cast: Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, Marine Delterme
Director: Sophie Lellouche
Writer: Sophie Lellouche (scenario and dialogue)
Music by Jean-Michel Bernard
Cinematography by Laurent Machuel
Film Editing by Monica Coleman

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“A Ghost Story” by David Lowery (USA, 2017)

A Ghost Story

Boringly slow and uninspired despite the fancy editing and a very original story that deserves a much better treatment!

Cast: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Kesha Rose Sebert
Director: David Lowery
Writer: David Lowery
Cinematographer: Andrew Droz Palermo
Editor: David Lowery
Composer: Daniel Hart

“Jenny’s Wedding” by Mary Agnes Donoghue (USA, 2015)

Jenny's Wedding

A few surprising moments do not erase the accumulation of clichés in this coming-out-of-the-closet comedy, with love/marriage/children shown as the defining goals of a woman’s life!

Cast: Katherine Heigl, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond
Director: Mary Agnes Donoghue
Writer: Mary Agnes Donoghue
Music by Brian Byrne
Cinematography by Seamus Tierney
Film Editing by Éva Gárdos, Nick Moore

“A Case Of You” by Kat Coiro (USA, 2013)

A case of you

 

This comedy would have been acceptable if played by teenagers, but is absolutely ludicrous in an (young) adult context. Kat Coiro proved she can do much better with her preceding “And While We Were Here”!

Cast: Justin Long, Keir O’Donnell, Evan Rachel Wood
Director: Kat Coiro
Writers: Christian Long , Justin Long
Music by Mateo Messina
Cinematography by Doug Chamberlain
Film Editing by Adam Catino, Matt Landon

“Life Happens” by Kat Coiro (USA, 2011)

Life Happens

At times witty but pointless dialogues

Cast: Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth, Rachel Bilson
Director: Kat Coiro
Writers: Kat Coiro, Krysten Ritter
Music by Mateo Messina
Cinematography by Doug Chamberlain
Film Editing by Adam Catino, Eli Nilsen

“Project Eden vol.1” by Ashlee Jensen & Terrance Young (USA, 2017)

Project Eden I

Very foreseeable developments, many cliches (the mafia speaks Russian, to make sure we know it is the mafia), enormous mistakes in the continuity (after she has been running hard for a few hundred meters, he asks her if she can walk), and a dystopian setting that is not even necessary to the plot… The few twists after an hour or so don’t make it better. One of the worse movies I’ve ever seen!

Actors: Erick Avari, Mike Dopud, Anna McGahan
Directors: Ashlee Jensen, Terrance M. Young
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Music by Jamie Murgatroyd
Cinematography by Christopher Lange
Film Editing by Terrance M. Young

“Forever My Girl” by Bethany Ashton Wolf (USA, 2018)

forever my girl

A movie that not only celebrates everlasting love, but adds to it family, religious, and small town values in a most simplistic and nauseating way / Propaganda cinema at its best! And it works: the public seems to like it (6,4 on IMDB and an astonishing 9 as audience score on Rotten Tomatoes)! So depressing! 😦

Cast: Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey, Abby Ryder Fortson, Tyler Riggs, Peter Cambor, Gillian Vigman, Morgan Alexandria
Director: Bethany Ashton Wolf
Writer: Bethany Ashton Wolf
Music by Brett Boyett
Cinematography by Duane Manwiller