What to see this week? Here are our reviews of the latest films released in theaters or on a platform.
“Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of Priscilla Presley’s biography, Elvis and Me, published in 1985, is a subtle and intimate work about the emancipation of a woman under the yoke of a pygmalion since adolescence,” writes our columnist Marc Cassivi.
“With the approval of Barack and Michelle Obama as producers, the biographical film Rustin, which is released this weekend in a few theaters across the country before landing on Netflix, is an exceptional feature film! This film directed by George C. Wolfe repairs a historical injustice towards a man who devoted his life to fighting… injustice,” writes our journalist Luc Boulanger.
“The Goldman trial by Cédric Kahn (Boredom, A Better Life) is a tense closed session around a feverish and eloquent main character, who engages in a fascinating verbal joust, like a boxer finding himself alone in the ring against French justice”, writes our columnist Marc Cassivi.
“There are films that we admire because they renew the cinematographic language with genius. And there are others who, without revolutionizing the 7th art, find a place in our hearts. The chamber of wonders is part of this last category,” writes our journalist Luc Boulanger.
“The premise of Fingernails is very interesting. The story takes place in a never-before-revealed era: retrofuturist aesthetics, absence of technology, widespread normcore fashion. However, there is a machine that can provide scientific proof that two people are meant for each other. You just have to be ready to sacrifice a nail,” writes our journalist Pascal Leblanc.
“Nearly a third of Sly is devoted to the creation of Rocky and then the stardom that the 1976 film brought the actor. It’s interesting to hear him speak about the challenges of producing the feature film and managing success afterwards. We also understand that the essence of the Rocky series is drawn from the life of its creator: the violence of his childhood, his dreams, his failures. The same goes for the character of Rambo, an even more brutal facet of his psyche,” writes our journalist Pascal Leblanc.