Pickpocket (1959) Review — An Introspective Character Study

One of Robert Bresson’s easily accessible and most compelling films, Pickpocket is about a very lost, confused and lonely soul named Michel (Martin LaSalle) who resorts to a life of crime to make ends meet. Michel has so much in common with a famous literary character, Raskolnikov, from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s widely celebrated novel Crime and…

La Mante (2017) Review — A Riveting Thriller With An Emotional Core

After finding widespread success with Dark, Netflix presents us with another brilliant European original show — a French thriller miniseries named La Mante, which literally translates to The Mantis, a pseudonym used by the serial killer around whom the plot revolves. With a haunting opening theme and a riveting storyline, this tale of murder, mystery…