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

Purée de Sésame

Sésame Butter, Demi-Complète, puréed by La Vie Claire; reviewed by me. Bonjour y’all, and welcome to another riveting review brought to you from Saintes, France. Today we’ll be tucking in to the world of gastronomy and French cuisine with a sinfully unsweet jar of La Vie Claire’s Purée de sésame demi-complète. In a world where the white, middle-class man can live at large without fear of major, non-fiscal consequences for his actions, comes one big jar of repercussion. It’s the original  “slap-on-the-wrist” for your tongue; it’s a Trojan horse filled with awful;… 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

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