LUPIN – Review by Diane Carson

A wondrous medley of James Bond and Mission Impossible films, Houdini, Sherlock Holmes, and great heist capers, the French Netflix series Lupin offers a treasure trove of action and interaction. The central character, Assane Diop, patterns his life after the series title individual, Arsène Lupin, a sly gentleman thief created by author Maurice Leblanc in his 1905 novels.

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LUPIN – Review by Susan Granger

If you’re looking for a action series to stream, try the crime caper “Lupin,” celebrated as #1 in France. Either English-subtitled or dubbed into English, it’s Netflix’s third most successful global launch – after “Bridgerton” and” “The Witcher.” The ‘gentleman thief’ Arsene Lupin is a classic character created in 1905 by French novelist/short-story writer Maurice Leblanc, who serialized his adventures in the popular science magazine Je Sais Tout.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, July 14-20: MOOD INDIGO

Opening July 18, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo, a unique love story that incorporates fantastical, surreal elements. Gondry’s stylishly quirky fantasy world includes a piano that makes cocktails, a dining room on rollerskates and a cloud-shaped vehicle. Boris Vian’s eponymous cult novel provides the inspiration for the film, which stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris as lovers whose whirlwind affair is threatened when a flower begins to grow in her lungs. It’s the kind of twist that fits perfectly well with Gondry’s inventive imagination. Read on…

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