ULTIMATE MOVIE LIST #15 : CLIVE MARTIN, VICE’s SUPERSTAR

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INTERVIEW - International man of mystery, Clive Martin is the not so secret weapon of Vice UK. Constantly sent away on bizarre assignments, Clive has became famous for his filmed infiltrations of England’s reluctantly dying music scenes.

Still, it’s in Clive’s written pieces that his sharpness of mind and genius prose are at their best. If you’ve not familiar with his verve, know that you will be hooked after checking out his answers.

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YOUNG TURKS : DIVERGENT

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REVIEW - Yeah I know: you’ve had it with those dystopian blockbusters à la Hunger Games. Nowadays, picking up a film comes down to choosing between one of those and a Marvel to you.

You’re obviously exaggerating: Divergent might not be the ultimate entertainment but it shouldn’t be dismissed as a useless copycat. Even more so when its cast of young actors gravitating around Shailene Woodley is made of bonafide talent.

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RISKY BUSINESS : “LA CRÈME DE LA CRÈME” de KIM CHAPIRON

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REVIEW - Au sujet du Wolf of Wall Street, j’écrivais que les tribulations d’un enfoiré sous coke sont amusantes, mais pas pendant 2h40. Idem pour celles de nantis qui s’encanaillent.

La Crème de la crème ne dure qu’1h30 mais est un tel point ennuyeux et affligeant qu’il m’a fait regretter les reportages racoleurs de Zone Interdite autrement plus subversifs sur la jeunesse dorée. Attention spoilers

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THIS IS GOSPEL : DARREN ARONOFSKY’s ‘NOAH’

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REVIEW - Have you ever fight off the tears in front of a movie because you didn’t want the person sitting next to you to think that you’re an emotional basket-case?

I didn’t manage to do so at the Noah's screening although I desperately wanted to: I was in a room full of fellow film critics, some of them openly laughing at Darren Aronofsky's latest movie while I was crying my heart out. It was the most unexpected thing ever.

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