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New Images From The Dardenne Brothers' 'Two Days, One Night' Starring Marion Cotillard

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2014 12:21 PM
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Two Days, One Night, Marion Cotillard
While you might think the casting of a major star could potentially change the format of the niche the Dardenne brothers have carved out—telling intimate, often wrenching, human dramas—that's not the case with "Two Days, One Night." While Marion Cotillard is in the lead role, it's still very much a small-scale story, and one that earned almost universal rave reviews earlier this year at Cannes. And now more images have arrived of the face that powers the picture.

Watch: New Trailer For The Dardenne Bros.’ ‘Two Days, One Night’ Starring Marion Cotillard

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 10, 2014 7:06 AM
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Two Days One Night
You pretty much had us at Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne and Marion Cotillard from minute one. Multiple Palme d'Or winning filmmakers and one of the best actresses working today: yes, please. The Belgium directors and French actress teamed up recently for “Two Days, One Night,” the film received great reviews out of Cannes (just missing a few awards by a hair it seems) and now a trailer has arrived.

Exclusive Clip: Marion Cotillard & Zoe Saldana Talk Making 'Blood Ties' Plus Win The Film On Blu-ray

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2014 4:20 PM
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Featuring a sprawling cast — Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Matthias Schoenaerts, Noah Emmerich, Lili Taylor, Domenick Lombardozzi, John Ventimiglia, Griffin Dunne, Jamie Hector, Yul Vazquez and James Caan — a gritty 1970's New York City (shot on location too), and co-written by James Gray, there are a lot of reasons to give Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties" a look. And if you didn't get a chance to catch it in theatres, we've got a few copies for some lucky readers.

Marion Cotillard Joins 'Mal de Pierres,' Dave Franco Joins James Franco's 'The Room' Movie & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2014 5:39 PM
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The Immigrant
We're halfway through 2014, and Marion Cotillard has already delivered two performances worthy of attention. She earned no shortage of raves for her turn in the Dardennes' "Two Days, One Night" (review here) and she shines in James Gray's "The Immigrant." And now, here's another project to put on your radar.

Watch: 20 Minute Marion Cotillard & James Gray Interview On 'Charlie Rose'; Plus New Pics Of ‘Two Days, One Night’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 5, 2014 10:24 AM
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Two Days, One Night
Something strange happened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Marion Cotillard was hotly tipped to win the Best Actress award for the Dardenne brother’s latest drama “Two Days, One Night.” The buzz was loud after the film screened and she seemed like the frontrunner (read our review from Cannes here), but the jury, lead by Jane Campion, instead went with Julianne Moore for “Map To The Stars.” Was Cotillard “robbed”? Who’s to say, this writer wasn’t there and furthermore, the award was made by an eclectic body of nine people that isn’t obligated to reward the consensus choice.

Cannes Film Festival: The Mid-Way Report & Those Chasing The Palme d’Or

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • May 21, 2014 2:04 PM
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Cannes, 2014 Playlist
Time for a little mid-Cannes Palme check-up. Out of a conservative eighteen films playing in competition, there’s only four left to go. In the madness of press lines, while fighting sleepless nights and ignoring growling stomachs, we have managed to see and review all fourteen films and our grades have covered all ranges; from near-failures (“The Captive,” “The Search”) to total winners (“Foxcatcher,” “Mr. Turner”) But that’s just us. Daily magazines at Cannes like Screen International love to pool critics’ opinion into a consensus and analyze who’s got the edge for the Palme. So let’s take a closer look at what’s favored, and what we thought of each one (with a little special attention given to a particular Turkish talkie.)

Cannes Review: The Dardenne Brothers' 'Two Days, One Night' Starring Marion Cotillard

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 20, 2014 2:13 PM
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Two Days, One Night
An unfeasibly gripping social realist parable that provides a gravitational showcase for one of Marion Cotillard's finest performances (and yes, we know that's saying something), the Dardenne brothers' "Two Days, One Night" sees the two-time Palme d'Or winners put in a serious bid for a third (though probably, Cannes rules being what they are, a Best Actress trophy for Cotillard is more likely). It’s a deeply lovable film, satisfying, nourishing and accessible, and bar the odd stumble toward melodrama (more on that later) we were completely immersed in its plain-spoken yet impossibly resonant rhythms practically from the first frame.

Interview: James Gray Discusses Harvey Weinstein, Cinematic Influences, His Career, 'Die Hard' & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 15, 2014 2:52 PM
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James Gray, The Immigrant
“The Immigrant” stars the terrific cast of Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner, and the 1920s-set period piece is superficially something very different for filmmaker James Gray. Gone are the genre trappings, macho-male leads with guns, stories deeply connected to the pain and sadness of family, and the shrouded Gordon Willis-like photography the filmmaker evinced on films like "The Yards," "We Own The Night" and "Little Odessa." However, “The Immigrant,” with its themes of the fallacy of the American Dream, the desire to fit in and idea that no one is beyond redemption is very much a James Gray film. It’s a further continuation of a singular pursuit told slightly differently, retaining Gray’s signature sense of emotional intelligence, intimacy and graceful restraint.

Interview: Director James Gray Talks ‘The Immigrant,’ Working With Marion Cotillard, The Late Harris Savides & Much More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 14, 2014 2:22 PM
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As we recently noted, filmmaker James Gray has only made five films in 20 years. That’s a positively low number, but Gray has had many hardships that distracted from his body of work. His debut “Little Odessa” won a major prize in 1994 at the Venice Film Festival and that jumpstarted his career, but obstacles both minor and major threatened to derail that momentum. For “The Yards,” he ran into the might of Harvey Weinstein and a compromised ending saw him booed at Cannes (Miramax subsequently dumped the film into a few theaters with barely a regular release).

First Posters For ‘Macbeth’ Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 14, 2014 8:34 AM
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Macbeth
Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and “Snowtown Murders” director Justin Kurzel making a grim and bloody adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”? Yes, please. And please file this at the top of 2015’s Most Anticipated Films list.

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