Omar Sy

TIFF 2014: Samba Review

Samba Gala  Samba is a beautifully crafted film that explores the illegal immigrant experience and its impact on human dignity through humour and heartbreak. Directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache re-unite with actor Omar Sy following their critically acclaimed comedy-drama Les Intouchables.  Here, the story focuses on a Senegalese man named Samba Cissé (Sy) who has sought refuge in […]

Mood Indigo Review

Mood Indigo, the latest bit of whimsical whatever from Michel Gondry, isn’t a film. It’s a fucking endurance test.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

Somewhere between a natural continuation of the story arc kicked off by the previous “proper” entry of a franchise and a complete and total retconning of the same lies X-Men: Days of Future Past. It’s a stronger film than its immediate and proper predecessor, but thanks to some time travelling and convenient plotting, it essentially undoes most of the plot elements that didn’t work the last time out.

The Intouchables Review

While pretty far from perfect, the inspirational “based on a true story” feel good French drama The Intouchables gets a lot of mileage out of a pair of great leading performances that can allow viewers to overlook some of the screenplay’s more maudlin touches.

Interview: Olivier Nakache & Eric Tolenado

Brandon Bastaldo and Andrew Parker talked to Olivier Nakache and Eric Tolenado, directors of the French smash hit The Intouchables about bringing the true life tale of two friends to the big screen, how to keep heavy topics light, and why they keep working together after several movies.