Francegiving

Bonjour y’all, welcome to the American Fables’ Review… thingy. I really gotta come up with a better name for these. But that’s all just a bunch of hoopla for Season Two, because tonight I welcome you to the much anticipated ~ Season One Finale ~ At long last, the votes are in and it looks like we’ll be doing a review of the international holiday, Francegiving! So, interesting tidbit about this review before we dig in: I’d already written this review back in November, right after Thanksgiving, but I never published it… Read More

Eurus

Next up on the chopping block: Euros by The Oh Hellos. Cross your legs, align your chakras, and let’s get a little bit spiritual. But first, an ad from our sponsors: Are you tired of today’s pop songs, always drawing from the same grab-bag of well-worn tropes and tired-out lyrics? Ready to trade lyrics like these: “I’m that motherfucker bustin’ heads, Finna push it to the ledge, Yeah, I’ve been smokin’ my meds Ain’t got no love for the feds.” – “44 More” by Logic Or “I met up with an acrobat… Read More

Dirk Gently (Season 1)

Alright, we’re back after the holidays and an extended vacation from reviewing. It seems that the Sun has also been on holiday seeing as we haven’t seen daylight in Saintes since before the New Year… on the bright side, this weather’s been great if your New Year’s resolutions were to, say, avoid melanoma or perhaps be more generally wet. This year is shaping up to be a good one for all the French vampires and pretty trash for everyone else.   Moving on. All this ~ not-being-outside~ has given me some time… Read More

Over The Garden Wall

Led-through the mist, By the milk-light of moon All that was lost is revealed… – “Into the Unknown,” Over the Garden Wall     Created by Patrick McHale, reviewed by me.  Hey everyone, this week we’re delving into the Unknown with Over the Garden Wall, a 10 episode mini-series created by Patrick McHale. I’m really excited about this one; I’ve been a fan of this gem for a minute now, and I really enjoyed The Panda Tooth’s recent Over the Garden Wall piano medley, a wonderful arrangement showcasing some of the story’s most enchanting melodies, commemorative… Read More

Verre Cassé

Hey, everyone! Hope you enjoyed that first fun-filled, fabulous and, uh, philosophical book review. Really hope it gave you something to mull over, maybe one or two of you even went out and bought the book. If you did or if you didn’t, either way, don’t really care, I’m just here to make reviews. Coming up we’ve got a little bit of a longer review planned for you, so strap in and let’s do this! Today we’re looking at Verre Cassé by Alain Mabanckou, a Congolese author. It takes place largely in a… Read More

The Square

Directed by Ruben Östlund, reviewed by me.  Hey, everyone, so today I’m doing my first movie review. I should probably mention I’m a pretty avid reader of Rotten Tomatoes’ home page, and I’ve read a lot of their certified critics’ one or two line reviews. So, that said, I think I’m ready to go ahead and cut my teeth on this year’s Palme d’Or winner, The Square, directed by Ruben Östlund. I watched the original version of this film with French subtitles about a week ago in the Théâtre Gallia. I wanted to… Read More