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New Pics From Cannes Contenders James Gray's 'The Immigrant' & Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 5:38 PM
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Yes, the Cannes Film Festival has dominated our minds today, and why not? It's the biggest thing on the calendar in the cinematic year, and this year's lineup is pretty spectacular, with lots of surprises (and a few omissions) but two movies high on our must-watch list are James Gray's newly titled "The Immigrant" and Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives."

Marion Cotillard To Star In New Dardenne Brothers Film 'Deux Jours, Une Nuit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2013 8:56 AM
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Though known for their personal, intimate and raw dramas, which often feature lesser known or unknown talent, when we spoke to the Dardenne brothers last spring, they acknowledged that big Hollywood names had approached them to star in their films. "We can't say who in particular, because we may work with them, we don't know. It's up to them to say," Luc Dardenne stated. And whether or not Marion Cotillard came to them first or the other way around, this is nonetheless a massively exciting development.

Marion Cotillard Getting Dressed Up For 'Diary Of A Chambermaid'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2013 9:40 AM
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We've seen Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf, as a femme fatale, and more recently as a disabled whale trainer, so on the surface, playing a chambermaid doesn't exactly seem challenging. However, when you're treading on territory already tackled by the greats Jean Renoir and Luis Bunuel, there is certainly a lot to live up to.

Interview: James Gray Talks Working With Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix & The Central Crisis Of American Cinema

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 12, 2012 3:50 PM
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A definite high point of our Marrakech International Film Festival was not only getting the chance to talk with director James Gray (“Two Lovers,” “We Own The Night,” “Little Odessa,” “The Yards”) about his upcoming directorial and writing projects (see our previous coverage here and here), but also having the time to let the conversation spin off, through some of his past experiences, and into a more general discussion about the state of contemporary U.S. cinema. Gray’s perspective as a commentator is of course informed by the kind of filmmaker he is: in his assessment of U.S. cinema being in a state of deep crisis, it is hard not to see a man arguing forcefully for his own livelihood.

Review: Blood & Water Flow Freely In Jacques Audiard's Beautiful & Moving 'Rust & Bone'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2012 4:01 PM
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What is it we do to survive? Who is it we love? Who is it we fight? What are the forces seen and unseen that push our lives in directions we could have never expected? These are the questions that Jacques Audiard tackles in his latest, "Rust And Bone," a beautiful, moving story of two fractured lives that somehow, together, combine into a single (if unconventional) whole.

The Cotillard & The Whale: New Clip From 'Rust And Bone'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 1:28 PM
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Yes, we keep singing the praises of Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bone," and that's because it's just that good. So here comes another clip from the movie, one that offers up one of the quieter but no less moving moments.

Watch: New Clips From 'Rust And Bone' & 'The Sapphires'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 10:23 AM
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While these films are yet to hit U.S. theaters, they are rolling out overseas, and so until you can pull up with a bag of popcorn to check it out yourself, here are clips to keep you sated for now.

You Have To Carry Me: New Clip From 'Rust And Bone' With Marion Cotillard & Matthias Schoenaerts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2012 9:01 AM
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As we noted in our review from the Cannes Film Festival, blood and water are two elements that flow freely in Jacques Audiard's "Rust And Bone," and these elements carry with them some of the more dramatic moments in the film. This new clip from the upcoming picture is a prelude to one of the more memorable sequences in the picture.

Watch: Marion Cotillard & Matthias Schoenaerts Discuss Money In New Clip From 'Rust And Bone'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 11:24 AM
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If there's any justice in this fall festival season, "Rust And Bone" will be a major player. But with France submitting the much more old-people-pleasing "The Intouchables" as their official selection, it will make the climb all the more uphill for Jacques Audiard's latest. But come February, if Marion Cotillard at least manages to squeak out a nomination we'll be happy (we'd love one for Matthias Schoenaerts too, but that's not gonna happen).

James Gray & Marion Cotillard Discuss How They Came Together For Next Year's Period Piece 'The Nightingale'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 7, 2012 3:51 PM
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While it may have seemed premature on paper, the Telluride Film Festival's celebration of 37-year-old French actress Marion Cotillard's body of work last weekend is arriving right on the crest of her career apogee, a period we may look back on in several decades and compare to the way Jeanne Moreau and Catherine Deneuve dominated the '60s with their ubiquity.

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