Posts Tagged ‘Ernest & Celestine’

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Seen Your Video #32: Best of 2013

January 25, 2014

Side-Effects

On the latest episode of Seen Your Video, Chris Ward and I discuss our favourite films released in the UK during 2013, plus some of our biggest disappointments.

Stream the episode here.
Alternatively, you can download the episode or subscribe to the podcast by looking up Seen Your Video on iTunes.

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Ernest & Celestine (Stéphane Aubier/Vincent Patar/Benjamin Renner, 2012)

December 9, 2013

Ernest-and-Celestine

Based on Belgian author Gabrielle Vincent’s children’s books, Ernest & Celestine is an infectiously joyous piece of entertainment from the duo behind the manic A Town Called Panic, who direct here alongside Benjamin Renner. That earlier film’s stop-motion approach is abandoned for a more traditional hand-drawn animation style, presented in a beautiful, gentle watercolour palette. Ernest & Celestine is also not quite so anarchic in its humour, though one struggles to think of what film could match A Town Called Panic for that, but shares its predecessor’s wittiness regarding heated exchanges and heightened characters prone to snap decision-making…

Click for the full review for Sound on Sight

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My Month in Films: November 2012

December 1, 2012

25 films, 21 first time viewings
A month heavy on films from the current decade (17 in total).

Best first time viewings
1. Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012, Austria/France/Germany)
2. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012, USA)
3. Ernest and Celestine (Stéphane Aubier/Vincent Patar/Benjamin Renner, 2012, France)
4. Chinese Roulette (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976, West Germany/France)
5. Sister (Ursula Meier, 2012, France/Switzerland)
6. Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012, UK/USA)
7. Moneyball (Bennett Miller, 2011, USA)
8. Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, 2012, USA)
9. A Town Called Panic (Stéphane Aubier/Vincent Patar, 2009, Belgium/Luxembourg/France)
10. The Minister (Pierre Schöller, 2011, France/Belgium)

Best rewatches
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980, UK/USA)
Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997, USA)
Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, 1960, France/Italy)

Worst
Gambit (Michael Hoffman, 2012, USA)
Savages (Oliver Stone, 2012, USA)
Lessons of a Dream (Sebastian Grobler, 2011, Germany)

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French Film Festival UK: Ernest & Celestine (Stéphane Aubier/Vincent Patar/Benjamin Renner, 2012)

November 30, 2012

Based on Belgian author Gabrielle Vincent’s children’s books, Ernest & Celestine is an infectiously joyous piece of entertainment from the duo behind the manic A Town Called Panic, who direct here alongside Benjamin Renner. That earlier film’s stop-motion approach is abandoned for a more traditional hand-drawn animation style, presented in a beautiful, gentle watercolour palette. Ernest & Celestine is also not quite so anarchic in its humour, though one struggles to think of what film could match A Town Called Panic for that, but shares its predecessor’s wittiness regarding heated exchanges and heightened characters prone to snap decision-making…

Full review at Sound on Sight