LE PROCÈS DE BOBIGNY (2006, François Luciani, A+++++),
AGORA (2009, Alejandro Amenábar, A+++++),
JOURNAL A QUATRE MAINS (2009, Philippe Miquel, A+),
RÊVE DE CHINE (2008, François Yang, A+),
AU NOM DU FILS (2003, Philippe Jamain, A+),
SOUPÇON EN EQUATEUR: UN SUISSE EN ENFER (2008, Raymond Vouillamoz, A+),
THIS IS MY REALM: ITINERARY OF AN ART THIEF (2006, Daniel Schweizer, A+),
UN HOMME D’HONNEUR (2009, Laurent Heynemann, A+)
NICOLAS LE FLOCH (2009, Nicolas Picard-Dreyfuss, A+/A),
OSCAR ET LA DAME ROSE (2006, Christophe Lidon, A),
VILLA JASMIN (2009, Férid Boughedir, A/A-),
A WOMAN, A GUN, AND A NOODLE SHOP (2010, Zhang Yimou, B+)
–Favorite quote from LE PROCÈS DE BOBIGNY:
Lawyer (Anouk Grinberg) advises to her client (Sandrine Bonnaire): “You uphold your actions and blame the law. You deny any wrongdoing and say you’re the victim of a criminal law. THE LAW MUST BE ACCUSED. And the case turned into a public event. We need to rally public opinion to our side. Historically, it’s the only way to achieve progress. A groundswell of public sympathy ties the judge’s hands.”
A doctor testifies in the court: “There is the law of God and the law of Man, and certain actions can only be decided in that private place we call our conscience.”
–I worship the content in AGORA, but I think the film is too emotionally manipulative. I wish the film was as emotionally restrained as SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS (2005, Marc Rothemund, A++++++++++).
–Favorite quote from AGORA:
Hypatia: ” Synesius, you don’t question what you believe, or cannot. I must. ”
–Favorite quotes from SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS:
Robert Scholl: THERE IS A HIGHER JUSTICE!
Hans Scholl: YOU MAY HANG US TODAY, BUT YOU WILL BE HANGED TOMORROW.