| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The lesser-known but no less interesting Euro side of "The French Connection" story finally gets its due in Cedric Jimenez's "The Connection" (aka "La French"), a meaty, export-ready true-crime saga -- and relatively safe bet for U.S. distrib Drafthouse Films -- that manages to be both more upbeat and more cynical than William Friedkin's loosely fictionalized policier. Few would have thought the latter point possible, given the gritty original's unresolved ending and the grim sequel it inspired. Still, "The Connection" can't hold a candle to that 1976 classic as Jimenez adopts a vintage-kitsch sensibility, taking a disappointingly generic approach to his hard-to-follow narrative.
| May 14, 2014
Catherine Deneuve is set to reunite with "On My Way" helmer Emmanuelle Bercot for drama "Standing Tall," one of the buzzed-about French films on Elle Driver's Cannes slate.
Powered by Adeline Fontan Tessaur and Eva Diederix, Paris-based Elle Driver has...