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‘The Crime Is Mine’ review: A not-guilty pleasure

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and Radio Milwaukee’s Dori Zori talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

We all know the “film lover” stereotype. They sit in the historic movie house, popcorn-less so as not to distract from the experience, while a black-and-white film unspools on the big screen in its native French with subtitles flashing at the bottom.

Well, every once in a while, you gotta lean into your stereotype. Dori and Kpolly do precisely that for this episode, transforming into Les Amis du Cinéma as they tackle Parisian director François Ozon’s film The Crime Is Mine. But, hey, at least it’s not in black and white.

It is, however, “a rollicking farce” (according to the press materials) and a “cheeky whodunnit” (according to Dori) that our duo watched as part of a Milwaukee Film member screening. It was also, at the time of this episode’s release, playing at the Oriental Theatre so movie appreciators could flock to a giant screen for this story set in 1935 Paris about a young actress who — according to the court of law — definitely did not murder a famous French producer.

Or … did she? Quelle surprise!

OK, that’s the end of the French you’ll need to endure to enjoy this episode of the podcast. Give it a listen using the player at the top of the page or wherever you do your podding, and make sure you’re subscribed to Cinebuds while you’re there.