DIRECTOR Jacques Audiard STARS Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bouli Lanners
It's hard to be prepared for Rust & Bone. Of course, that's mostly because the film's advertising almost entirely hid the exact nature of the injuries suffered by Marion Cotillard's Stephanie, and virtually ignored the Matthias Schoenearts' Ali except to portray him as her love interest (it also downplayed the French thing, but that's just business as usual). The truth is that Stephanie's injuries are severe and disturbing, and that the film is very much a two-hander, so that this strange romance feels convincing rather than cooked in a Hollywood kitchen from two montages and a meet-cute. Cotillard has the showier role as the frequently desperate woman slowly rebuilding her life, assisted by the year's most subtle CG, and looks rightfully set for awards attention. But Schoenaerts is every bit her match, portraying a big dumb lug as someone layered and compassionate, who balances a fierce commitment to getting ahead with frequent thoughtlessness. The romance resonates because both make horrible mistakes and still find strength in one another; it's the sort of love story Hollywood should make but doesn't. HELEN O'HARA
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RE: Avengers was a hugely entertaining movie, as was skyfall and there worthy of there positions! Should swap TDKR (the godfather 3 of the batman movies!) for the hobbit though! Read More
Posted on Thursday January 3, 2013, 17:07 by tfett
RE: You're a funny guy Empire, I like you. Thats why I'm going to kill you last.
my list 2012
1) Django Unchained
3) Rust and Bone
4) Cloud Atlas
5) Safety Not Guaranteed
7) THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
9) Life of Pi
10) End of Watch Read More
Posted on Wednesday December 26, 2012, 14:35 by Oldb0y
RE: Totally agree with seven28uk - The Grey was brilliant, totally sucked me in and I have never researched so much about wolves until after seeing that film! Cabin in the Woods, although different, not exactly a film of the year top 20. I have only seen half of the films on the list - Headhunters a good call. Avengers, hmmmmmmmmmm.... Read More
Posted on Thursday December 20, 2012, 14:52 by owenyunfat
RE: You Fools! L: oxfordlover
Seriously why isnt The Hobbit on the list, it was amazing, anyone who who complains about it is just hating on a successful film, just like Titanic all over again!
What a load of idiotic nonsense! Read More
Posted on Thursday December 20, 2012, 13:49 by Filmfan 2