BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

Love can spring up in the most unlikely of places. Nathan (Arnaud Valois) probably didn’t have romance on the brain when he started attending Act Up-Paris meetings in the early 1990s but he found Sean (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) all the same. Love is all around. But romance isn’t without its share of hurdles: Sean is living with an HIV-positive diagnosis and a low T cell count. Time is running short but Sean plans to breathe every breath and live every heartbeat. BPM (Beats Per Minute) from writer/director Robin Campillo partly tells Sean and Nathan’s tender love story and partly tells the … Continue reading BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER

Most movies are based on true stories, true events or at the very least, have some root in reality. That’s how the mind works, the moment of inspiration often comes from real experience and then the mind extrapolate outward. That is why the disclaimer, “Based on a true story” is often so frustrating. Movies, like imagination, are best when they are allowed to run wild. Instead, an adherence to reality shackles a movie, forcing it to never truly blossom the way a writer or director may want it to. That is problem that lies at the root of In the Name of … Continue reading IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER