It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: Their child has gone missing. Father Julien Perrin (Guillaume Canet) races home to his estranged ex-wife (Mélanie Laurent) and her new beau (Olivier de Benoist). There, the police greet him, show him the camp from where his son was kidnapped, and shrug their shoulders. There are no leads to follow, no suspects to question. Perrin suspects everyone. He has put career before family, and it put an irreparable strain and his marriage and his wife’s well being. It’s eaten away at him too, and you can see it in his face — a knot of … Continue reading MY SON (MON GARCÇON)


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