The closing awards ceremony of the Marrakech International Film Festival this evening was unusually emotional for me -- for after a week of running in...
The Marrakech International Film Festival opened this weekend with a ceremony introducing the star-studded jury, including French actress Marion Cotil...
Only some of the crowd greeting French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum, wore his clothes, easily identified by the tab on the back....
The acting is stilted, the orchestral score too sentimental for my taste, and the storyline etched in obvious contours. James Gray's film The Immi...
Cheap, amateurish and sometimes just plain hard to watch, Beasts enjoyed a wave of overwrought critical hosannas, going all the way back to when the film first was shown more than a year ago at the Sundance Film Festival.
Picture the saturated, happy colors of resorts in travel brochures. Now imagine the opposite, beaches in dour tones in perpetual off-season. That is the look of Rust and Bone.
In the balcony, spirits soared. Indie filmmakers labor long and hard to secure financing for their projects so when it comes time to play, pop those corks!
The visual trickery will catch your attention -- but it's the performance behind it that will hold you and move you in Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone, opening Friday in limited release.
Where danger is no longer an option in the form of whale training, Stephanie is drawn, like a moth to the flame, to the volatile volcano that is Ali. He is a construct of unbridled testosterone and is completely temperamental. His temper trigger is slight and his fury explosive.
With Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard went smaller in scope and perhaps bets too much on the likeability of Cotillard as an actress, but his ability of using visuals to enhance his storytelling keeps him in an important class of current filmmakers.
The Dark Knight showed that a comic book movie could be not only big, but epic. That it could thoughtfully engage major themes and concerns in society while providing a thoroughly satisfying entertainment experience.
In the raucous club scene that opens Little White Lies, the actor playing the obnoxious, drug-snorting lech named Ludo looks so familiar you might find yourself thinking, "Who's that loud guy?"
In an era where many Hollywood stars make the papers for what seem like trivial or boneheaded decisions and statements, it was fantastic to meet an actress so committed to getting outside and a real joy to share the trail with her for a short time.
The Dark Knight Rises is very impressive and definitely worth seeing, but without a once-in-a-lifetime performance like Ledger's Joker to provide the pulse, we'll have to be content with a final chapter that certainly delivers, but in a trilogy that peaked in the middle.
French actress Marion Cotillard, who won the Best Actress Oscar for La Vie en Rose and will soon be seen in the summertime blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises, is speaking out about an incident she experienced with a killer whale while filming on the set of Rust and Bone, a French import due in U.S. theaters this fall.
Almost fifteen years after Titanic, with six Oscar nods and one win to her credit, Kate Winslet is an actress at the peak of her powers -- no longer a precocious ingénue, but a professional who's conscientiously developed her craft.