PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT – Review by Jennifer Green

Veteran director Jacques Audiard’s Paris, 13th District (Les Olympiades, Paris 13e) is a beautiful film to look at, well-acted and full of commentary on a generation of contemporary Parisians. It does for the meandering lives and loves of thirty-something Parisians something akin to what Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World did for Norwegian millennials. What voids these young people are grappling to fill (or ignore) is left at least partially up for interpretation. Perhaps that’s why Paris‘s somewhat traditional – and satisfying – closure comes as a bit of a surprise.

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THE SISTERS BROTHERS – Review by Susan Granger

Set in 1851 in the Northwest Territory between Oregon and California, French director Jacques Audiard’s first English-language film revives the sprawling Western for a new generation. Hot-tempered, hard-drinking Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) and his shy, introspective older brother Eli (John C. Reilly) work as contract killers for a shadowy boss known as the Commodore (Rutger Hauer).

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