Watch List Weekly Recap 4/22/22

This week: Romance in Paris, 10 picks for the city's best film festival, and, for Friday, Vikings, little mothers, and Nicolas Cage as himself (sort of).

Watch List Weekly Recap 4/22/22

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For Monday, a look at the latest French twist from director Jacques Audiard — “Paris, 13th District” (in theaters and available on demand, *** stars out of ****) — and a look back at this talented filmmaker’s peripatetic career.

French Kisses: “Paris, 13th District”
The Nut Graf: “Paris, 13th District” (in theaters and available on demand, *** stars out of ****) is the latest changeup from France’s Jacques Audiard, an appealingly stylish tale of young love (and sex) in the funkier corners of City of Light. Plus: An annotated Audiard filmography

The Independent Film Festival of Boston starts next Wednesday but tickets are available now. I have some suggestions. (That’s “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” with Emma Thompson, below.)

IFFBoston 2022: Ten Films to See
To my Boston area readers: Tickets went on sale Monday for the 20th edition of the Independent Film Festival of Boston, which will be held from April 27 through May 4 at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, the Brattle in Cambridge, the Coolidge Corner in Brookline, and WBUR’s CitySpace (the only IFFBoston venue that’s actually

For your weekend delectation, three new films to see in theaters (including Robert Eggers’ rip-snorting “The Northman,” below), and a recent oldie but very goodie on Amazon Prime.

What To Watch This Weekend, Theatrical Edition
The Nut Graf: “The Northman” (in theaters, ***1/2 stars out of ****) shows a gifted and confident young director flexing his muscles. “Petite Maman” (in theaters, **** stars out of ****) is a translucent fable of mothers and daughters. “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”

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