Remake and Hum

The prolific French director Patrice Leconte made a wonderful movie called Man on the Train several years ago about a professor and a bank robber who trade lives for a day. A Canadian remake is now underway starring Donald Sutherland and... wait... really? … [Read more...]

Two Brothers, Two Fine French Filmmakers

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with director Patrice Leconte ("Man on the Train") and found him to be one of the most affable, enthusiastic conversationists I've encountered among movie-folk. This morning I got up at 6AM to talk with Jean-Jacques Annaud, director of the new family-friendly film "Two Brothers," as well as the acclaimed director of "The Name of the Rose," "The Bear," "The Lover," and "Enemy at the Gates." … [Read more...]