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Frantz – Review

7 April 2017 4:53 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Pierre Niney as Adrien and Paula Beer as Anna, in Frantz. Photo by Jean-Claude Moireau – Foz © Courtesy of Music Box Films

The French drama Frantz is film about secrets, lies, mourning and the aftermath of World War I rather than the romantic period film is might at first glance appear to be. Set shortly after what was known then as the Great War, and also known as the war of the Lost Generation, for how it virtually wiped out a whole generation of young men and, ironically, as the War to End All Wars, this drama explores the personal costs of war.

As we mark the hundredth anniversary of World War I, the time is right for a film about the survivors of that devastating conflict. The first war fought with modern weapons, such as missiles, tanks and machine guns, and a war fought for years in trenches, its horrendous »

- Cate Marquis

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'Frantz' Review: French Wwi-Era Mystery Takes on Modern Nationalism, Hate

16 March 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's a rare beauty, this odd-duck of a period piece from the great French director François Ozon (Under the Sand, 8 Women, Swimming Pool). Frantz starts out as a remake of the 1932 film Broken Lullaby by Ernst Lubitsch, a maestro whose work only a fool would mess with. But here's Ozon doing just that, taking the second half of the film down a different path that's sure to piss of purists. The filmmaker is walking a creative tightrope. How do you resist that? My advice is: don't. There are a few fits and starts, »

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The Weekend Warrior 3/17/17: Beauty And The Beast, The Belko Experiment

15 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  And if you're into box office and how movies might do, come play some of the box office games at EZ1 Productions including their new Pick 5 game!

This Past Weekend:

As expected, Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island won the weekend, and honestly, the Weekend Warrior’s original prediction of $61.6 million was pretty darn close to the movie’s opening weekend which ended up at $61 million. (Unfortunately, I chickened out on Thursday because my prediction was so much higher than all others and lowered it to $58 million, which was Still closer to than every other prediction last weekend.) Also, as expected (at least by me), Hugh Jackman’s Logan took a 2nd weekend tumble as has been the case with most X-Men movies, »

- Edward Douglas

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Frantz Movie Review: The performances come across as utterly authentic

28 February 2017 6:19 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Frantz Music Box Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Showbiz Grade: A- Director:  François Ozon Written by: François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo, inspired by Ernst Lubitsch’s film “Broken Lullaby” Cast: Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst Stoetzner Marie Gruber Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 2/23/17 Opens: March 15, 2017 Not surprisingly, war does something to both the people […]

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- Harvey Karten

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Official Us Trailer for François Ozon's Wwi Romantic Drama 'Frantz'

21 February 2017 6:05 PM, PST | | See recent news »

"What would the truth bring?" "Only more pain." Music Box Films has released a new official Us trailer for the indie film Frantz, the latest film from prolific French director François Ozon. This played at the Venice and Telluride Film Festival last fall to very positive reviews, and it also played at the Sundance Film Festival this January. Frantz is set after Wwi, but before WWII, in Germany with a story about two people who connect after the first Great War. French actor Pierre Niney, star of the biopic Yves Saint Laurent, plays the French man who comes to a small German town and places flowers on the grave of a deceased man named Frantz. There he meets Frantz's widow Anna, played by German actress Paula Beer. Also starring Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bülow, Anton von Lucke & Cyrielle Clair. See below. Here's the official Us trailer (+ poster) for Francois Ozon's Frantz, »

- Alex Billington

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