A story so bizarre, its hard to believe its true.
British director Bart Layton makes an astonishing entrance into cinema with his feature debut, The Imposter, a ninety-minute documentary that tells the remarkable story of French conman Frédéric Bourdin. Three years after thirteen-year old Nicholas Barclay disappeared from the Texas suburbs in 1994, his family receive a phone call from Spanish officials claiming that they have found the missing child. However, the child is in fact twenty-three year old Bourdin who hopes to deceive Nicholas’ family, US embassy officials and FBI agents and gain entry to the United States – but that’s only the tip of the iceberg for this bizarre tale.
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Once upon a time in South Central…
Having spent a large period of his teenage years on the troubling streets he’s so often returned to within film, American filmmaker David Ayer’s personal connection to Los Angeles is a proven inspiration for many of his productions. While the setting is a direct influence from his past, Ayer’s films are not entirely autobiographical and follow an LAPD officer in South Central, Los Angeles.
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Honesty is the best policy
The film begins at a blistering pace and, despite unconventionally revealing the conclusion within the first moments, it remains entirely engrossing throughout. After a brisk start, the pace slows to a comfortable steadiness typical of the director and commonplace for a biographical film. Continue reading Serpico Review