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Our critic’s notebook: all the news of the films, our critical opinions, our moods, …

Throughout the year, we try to transmit our passion for cinema to you, through this critical notebook. You won’t find all the movies, only the ones we want to talk about!

We classify the films according to 3 levels of appreciation:

We highly recommend:

These are films that we liked a lot. They are in our eyes at least good. We find there our favorites and of course the masterpieces (see also on this subject our cult films).

We recommend:

You will find there films that we liked a little, and that we want to support despite their small defects.

We don’t recommend:

In this category, you’ll find films that didn’t interest us, or that we frankly disliked. These are our disappointments. At Mag Cinéma, we want to respect the authors, and the work done. So we try not to use this appreciation so much, we prefer in general not to make a criticism when a film appears to us without interest, or contrary to our tastes. But sometimes, we have our blows of gueule, and have a voice different from what you can read elsewhere in the press!

Dog day afternoon, a social drama disguised as a robbery

A film by Sidney Lumet
With: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, James Broderick, William Bogert, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar, Beulah Garrick, Carol Kane
Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are slowly revealed and things become more complicated, the heist turns into a media circus.