Movie review: Le Grand Restaurant

Le Grand Restaurant Jacques Besnard (1966) Still in my De Funes phase, I've re-watched a movie I haven't seen many times (for a reason). Septime, head of a high-end restaurant in Paris, gets in a lot of trouble when the president of a foreign country is kidnapped during dinner. The Bad: The story is not…

Movie review: L’Aile ou la Cuisse

L'Aile ou la Cuisse Claude Zidi (1976) My current obsession for Louis de Funes continues with another movie I have seen a lot of times when I was young. Watching it again after a few years I was again pleasantly surprised. Charles Duchemin, editor of a prestigious culinary guide, is near retirement, and wants his…

Movie review: Le Gendarme et les Gendarmettes

Le Gendarme et les Gendarmettes Jean Girault (1982) Three years after the worst episode in the series, France's favorite gendarme is back for a final movie. I hadn't seen it in a long time, and I feared this one would follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, fortunately for me I was pleasantly surprised. Four…

Movie review: Le Gendarme et les Extra-terrestres

Le Gendarme et les Extra-terrestres Jean Girault (1979) Nearly a decade after the previous episode, most of the team returns for a movie that really stands out from the rest, but not in a good way... The brigade of St-Tropez encounters beings from another planet. Ludovic Cruchot is soon hunted by his own comrades while…

Movie review: Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant Ridley Scott (2017) A lot of people criticized Prometheus for its lacks of ties with the original Alien movie. Ridley Scott returns once again to direct the sequel and continue the story. Some hoped he would finally "fix the errors" of the previous film, and make a truly worthy prequel to Alien. They…