manilazic

Freelance film writer, French but writing in English.

Favorite films

  • Body Double
  • A Serious Man
  • The Naked Civil Servant
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

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  • Elvis

    ★★★★

  • The Romantic Englishwoman

    ★★★½

  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    ★★★

  • Murina

    ★★★★★

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    I teared up and tapped my foot and fangirled throughout - and I really, really want to see it again.

  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

    ★★★

    Pretty predictable and comfortable with being obvious. I found the beginning to be the least convincing part, which is unusual, but it just seemed really unlikely that this extremely self-loathing and anxious woman would stick around in that hotel room rather than run out straight away. Some genuinely lovely moments later on when the narrative starts taking a life of its own rather than feeling so contrived. This man is very hot!
    Also, this film made me think about how…

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  • The Virgin Suicides

    The Virgin Suicides

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What is now most iconic about Sofia Coppola’s THE VIRGIN SUICIDES is the predominant colour in the Lisbon girls’ bedrooms: the pale pink on their walls, lipsticks and knickers has even gotten its own name, ‘millennial pink,’ possibly revealing the aesthetic impact this film has had on a whole generation of filmgoers. But what gets forgotten in this superficial praise –countless fashion shoots have taken cues from the close-up on Kirsten Dunst lying on a grassy football field in her…

  • The Girl Next Door

    The Girl Next Door

    ★★

    I want a remake that focuses on the actual girl next door rather than on the fantasy-world of the boy. She could also have feelings and thoughts of her own! That'd be nice.