ULTIMATE MOVIE LIST #21 : JACK KILMER, ACTOR and MUSICIAN

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INTERVIEW - There’s a new young Hollywood in town and I already have my favorites: Miles Teller (duh), Emma Roberts, and Jack Kilmer, thanks to his terrific debut in Palo Alto.

Jack has two movies coming out next year (co-starring Juno Temple and Ezra Miller) but until you reunite with him in theaters, you can check out his band Glimmer and discover his ultimate movie list.

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BOYS WILL BE BOYS : BOYHOOD

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REVIEW - We are apparently in the middle of a Boyhood backlash so now is the ideal time to share my rant about Linklater's film that up until now got stellar reviews.

I can’t say that it wasn’t a grand idea to shoot the same actors over 12 years or that Ellar Coltrane isn’t adorable. What bothers me is that Linklater couldn’t resist making Ethan Hawke a hero, again. Spoilers

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Patricia Arquette feedbacked me on Twitter about my review. She doesn’t agree with me but it was still cool to hear from her!

ULTIMATE MOVIE LIST #18 : BELLA HOWARD, PHOTOGRAPHER

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INTERVIEW - Based in London, Bella Howard is a busy photographer, constantly flying around the world to shoot for Vogue UK, I-D Magazine… to name just a few of her prestigious employers.

Ever since I’ve met Bella 10 years ago in Paris, I’ve seen her as pop culture incarnated with her unique fashion style and perky personnality. I can totally envision her sitting with Shannen Doherty, Rose McGowan and Traci Lords on that bench in Nowhere. Apparently, the fantasy crossed her mind too…

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YOUNG TURKS : DIVERGENT

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REVIEW - Yeah I know: you’ve had it with those dystopian blockbusters à la Hunger Games. Nowadays, picking up a film comes down to choosing between one of those and a Marvel to you.

You’re obviously exaggerating: Divergent might not be the ultimate entertainment but it shouldn’t be dismissed as a useless copycat. Even more so when its cast of young actors gravitating around Shailene Woodley is made of bonafide talent.

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ALTERED STATES : “TOM À LA FERME” de XAVIER DOLAN

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REVIEW - Lorsque Xavier Dolan avait fait son entrée fracassante en 2009, j’étais bien trop obnubilée par le cinéma américain 80’s pour m’y intéresser. Je n’ai succombé à mon tour à la Dolan mania qu’avec Laurence Anyways. Depuis, Xavier Dolan a toute mon attention; et il n’est pas prêt de la perdre. Si Tom à la ferme n’est pas le chef-d’oeuvre tant espéré par certains, il est un thriller déroutant et fascinant, ce qui est déjà beaucoup. Spoilers

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TOUCH OF EVIL: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

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REVIEW - I thought the first instalment of the Spider-man reboot by Marc Webb was nice, but useless. In fact, I have no recollection of it except from what I thought of it at the time.

Still, I went to see The Amazing Spider-man 2. Because like Jim Carrey, I think Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are adorable. Cute-wise, they’re the next best thing to a gif of playful. I know you feel me. Spoilers

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DOPPELGANGLAND: GARETH EDWARDS’s ‘GODZILLA’

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REVIEW - I imagined I would be writing this review to tell you how much I had been right to root for this new Hollywood Godzilla. Ever since the RoboCop remake, I think it’s good for my karma to be open about this kind of projects.

Now that I’ve seen it, I feel duped. The problem is not that Godzilla isn’t the movie I thought it would be. The problem is that it just isn’t the movie Gareth Edwards thinks it is. Spoilers

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I’M STILL HERE : BRYAN SINGER’s ‘X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST’

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REVIEW - Every single superheroes movie that comes out nowadays has flaws; especially Marvel’s. They can annoy me or let me down, but none of them bore me as the X-Men do.

There’s no denying that X-Men: Days of Future Past looked crazy exciting however, the final result doesn’t allow me to say that a miracle happened: Bryan Singer's new X-Men is as boring as the previous ones. Spoilers

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IN PICTURES : THE ‘EDGE OF TOMORROW’ PREMIERE IN PARIS

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EVENT - There’s one sure thing people know about me: I love Tom Cruise. Yesterday, the 28th of may 2014, I finally met him at the parisian premiere of Edge of Tomorrow.

Tom hadn’t walked down red carpets in France for years so it was quite the historical event on les Champs-Elysées that afternoon. What I gathered from it is that there is definitely no lost love for him from the public and the industry. My friend Sophie Jarry's splendid photographs captured this feeling.

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WHAT TOM DID NEXT : DOUG LIMAN’s ‘EDGE OF TOMORROW’

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REVIEW - “Cruise only does sci-fi now”. This belief is widely spread, although Edge of Tomorrow is only the third sci-fi film Cruise has done since War of the Worlds (2005).

How amusing that Tom Cruise plays in Edge of Tomorrow a man who relives the same day over and over again when he is accused of always going for the same part. The irony made the movie even more sensational to me. Spoilers

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