Tag Archives: Gérard Depardieu

La Vie en Rose

THE PASSIONATE LIFE OF EDITH PIAF. Director Olivier Dahan and his collaborators have picked the seminal events of famed chanteuse Edith Piaf’s life and present them in a jumbled, reasonably engaging way that gives us clues to how she ended up the way she did. The famed sparrow led a fiercely independent life (“Non, je … Continue reading La Vie en Rose

Last Holiday

SHE ALWAYS THOUGHT SHE WAS SOMEBODY… AND SHE WAS. Department store salesclerk Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) finds out that a brain tumor will end her life in three months; she quits her job and goes to Karlovy Vary to spend her life savings at a luxurious hotel. The 1950 original benefited from Alec Guinness’s performance … Continue reading Last Holiday

The Man in the Iron Mask

FOR THE HONOR OF A KING. AND THE DESTINY OF A COUNTRY. ALL FOR ONE.  In 17th-century France, three musketeers rescue a man in an iron mask (Leonardo DiCaprio) who’s been imprisoned for a long time; he turns out to be Philippe, King Louis XIV’s identical twin… The Braveheart writer’s directing debut is an adventure … Continue reading The Man in the Iron Mask