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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – Rust And Bone

8 Dec

Rust And Bone

Title: Rust and Bone
Year: 2012
Director: Jacques Audiard
Writers: Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain, based on the short story by Craig Davidson
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts
MPAA Rating: R, strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some violence and language
Runtime: 120 min
IMDb Rating: 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 72

Rust and Bone is a film that’s made as good as it is thanks to three of the biggest names to have come out of the European film scene in the last half a decade or so. You have the lovely French Marion Cotillard, the biggest name out of the three of course as she’s transcended into Hollywood as well, who of course won the Oscar for her absolutely masterful turn as Édith Piaf in 2007’s La Vie en Rose. Then you have Matthias Schoenaerts, the Belgian actor who was terrific in Bullhead, Belgium’s Academy Award nominated film from last year, an actor who’s talents are just bound to translate to Hollywood, too. And they’re directed here by Jacques Audiard, the French filmmaker who rose to prominence after his 2009 film, A Prophet, got nominated for an Oscar.

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