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A Cat In Paris Review


Essential
With a fresh visual style that mimics expressionist paintings, this animated adventure completely breaks free from the formula American studios are locked into. It tells a lively story that's packed with terrific characters and a real sense of suspense.

Zoe (Zani) is a shy girl whose cat Dino brings her lizards it catches on the roof, but even this doesn't get the attention of her single mother Jeanne (Blanc), an overworked police detective. What she doesn't know is that Dino switches his allegiance at night to Nico (Salomone), an acrobatic cat burglar who prowls the roofs and ledges of Paris. Meanwhile, Zoe's mother is looking for the Victor (Benguigui), the gangster who killed her husband. And when Zoe and Nico finally meet, they must team up to escape the tenacious Victor and his goons.

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The Pornographer Review


Very Good
An old adult filmmaker is out of money, so he comes out of retirement to shoot a couple more porno films. But in the '00s, he finds things aren't the same as they were back in his heyday. Stories and symbolism -- a love story!? -- are all out the window. Now it's all about the explicit sex, and the dirtier the better. Although Jacques (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is the director in name, he finds the younger crew around him controlling the set. He finishes the film depressed.

Bertrand Bonello's film isn't just a study of how porn has degenerated from adult-oriented love stories to rank perversion, it's also a film about how the movies themselves have changed, especially French cinema. No longer thoughtful spectacles, even Gallic films have succumbed to the need to shock and awe.

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