Dear Jonny, Shitty French Movies…

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  1. Cody says:

    Isn’t that the f’n truth. Have you seen “Irreversible”? One hell of a messed up movie. Certainly doesn’t fit the typical French cinema mold.

    • Jon says:

      I have seen it. I would call it a good film with great style, solid shock value, and impressive – albeit disorienting – cinematography. The fire extinguisher scene is absolutely unforgettable.

    • french guy says:

      a really really good movie ! try “enter the void” the last gaspard noé movie ! smarter. just incredible this guy…

      • Jon says:

        For no good reason, I’ve passed that movie up, on Netflix, five or six times. I’ll be sure to watch it now. Thanks for the rec.

  2. Steven says:

    I just finished “Martyrs” HO…LY…SHIT!!!!

    • Jon says:

      That’s an appropriate reaction. Like I said before, it makes me think: “Tarantino on acid.” But smarter. Darker. And definitely not easy to shake.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I need to put my girl through a neo nazi cannibal film. Revenge for sitting through all sorts of chick flicks lately. Which one is that?

    • Jon says:

      Lol. Frontier(s). There’s more to the movie than that (such as dirty French babes and additional violence). The neo nazi cannibal stuff is, I think, blood-splattered political/social commentary. And it works. The flick borrows certain elements from a few American movies, but it’s superior to those that it draws from; and that works too. You won’t be bored, your girlfriend will squirm, and the ending definitely doesn’t disappoint.

  4. Ronin says:

    How about District B13 and District B13 Ultimatum? Both fine French films.

    • Jon says:

      The first one was the best martial arts film (other than Yip Man) I’ve seen since Kiss Of The Dragon. Truly impressive. I haven’t seen the sequel, but the reviews weren’t very good (compared to its predecessor).

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