Here is a link to the review in Media Matters
I am reviewing this film for Media Matters (Third Way Cafe), so in two weeks I will provide a link to the full review. In the meantime, I will say that Monsieur Lazhar, a French-Canadian film written and directed by Philippe Falardeau, is top-ten film material (it was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film). If you have a chance to see what filmmaking at its finest looks like, don't pass it up. Monsieur Lazhar gets ****. My mug is up.