What to see this week? Here are our reviews of the latest films released in theaters or on a platform.
The successor : Heavy inheritance
“Despite our reservations, The successor, a Belgium, France and Quebec co-production, keeps us in suspense until the end. The acting is excellent; the production, well done. However, the strings are big and certain scenes are not very credible,” writes our journalist Luc Boulanger.
Sira, an African heroine : The bride of the desert
“Beyond her vibrant tribute to the resilience of African women, Apolinne Traoré bears witness with the same vigor to the stigmatization suffered by the Fulani due to the high rate of terrorism among this West African people. Through the character of Moustapha, she boldly and courageously denounces the hypocrisy of the fools of Allah,” writes our journalist Manon Dumais.
Orion and the Dark : Brilliant darkness
“You don’t judge a book by its cover. The same should be done for a film and its trailer. That ofOrion and the Dark (Orion’s nightin French version) is hardly representative of the brilliant and touching work taken from the book of the same name by Emma Yarlett,” writes our journalist Pascal Leblanc.
Second round : A very discreet hero
“Recognized for his offbeat, sometimes irreverent humor, his innate sense of dialogue, his careful staging, Albert Dupontel (9 months firm, Goodbye up there, Goodbye idiots) signs, as his eighth feature film, Second round, a political fable in which he plays a man ready to die for his ideals. By turns stoic and touching, as if he were sometimes borrowing the mask of Buster Keaton, sometimes that of Charlie Chaplin, the filmmaker gives pride of place to Cécile de France, his partner in In balance (2015), by Denis Dercourt, and to Nicolas Marié, his favorite actor,” writes our journalist Manon Dumais.
Fitting In : Sex Life Manual
“The film begins with the feel of a typical teenage movie, like coming of age : a too-beautiful girl with too-perfect hair on one side, and her equally more-than-perfect boyfriend on the other. Déjà vu, well chewed, we believe at first, wrongly. Because we have everything wrong here. It’s that the feature film by Molly McGlynn (Mary Goes Round), despite desperately classic premises, actually dares to make an incursion into a new subject: MRKH syndrome,” writes our journalist Silvia Galipeau.
Argyle : A spy in the head
“The tone ofArgyle evolves at the same pace as its narrative. While the first act leans more into comedy, the story becomes more complex and the humor becomes rarer in the second. Once the plot becomes completely implausible – but still entertaining – the film concludes with two huge crazy action scenes. We may find that they lack seriousness, especially after having raised the stakes so much, but we cannot blame Matthew Vaughn for lacking audacity,” writes our journalist Pascal Leblanc.