Tag Archive for 'Jean-Pierre Dardenne'

The Kid with a Bike: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Twelve-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret), all coiled anger and furious motion, is living in a group home but refuses to believe he has been rejected by his single father (Summer Hours’ Jérémie Renier). He spends his days frantically trying to reach the man, over the phone or on his beloved bicycle. It is only the patience […]


Rosetta: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

The Belgian filmmaking team of brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne turned heads with Rosetta, an intense vérité drama that closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold on to a job to support herself and her alcoholic mother. It’s a swift and simple tale made revelatory by the raw, empathetic way in which the […]


‘The Kid With A Bike’ Rides Through An Emotional Journey

Given that the month of March was packed with an unusual amount of high budget, blockbuster films, I figured I would balance things out with a couple of independent/arthouse features as well.  One of these was The Kid with a Bike, a Belgian film from the Dardenne brothers (Jean-Pierre and Luc).  This film follows a […]