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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 10 Best Films To See In November

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 7, 2012 10:59 AM
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If September and October can still be considered the fallow season after blockbusters like "Taken 2" and "Argo," and critically acclaimed films like "The Master," that fallow season is certainly over; the box office saw a huge upswing last weekend with "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Flight," and that's set to continue through Christmas, with tentpoles and awards hopefuls arriving ever single week. To help you sort the wheat from the chaff, we've put together a list of the 10 best films to see over the rest of November. Check it out below, and let us know what you're looking forward to most.

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.

Exclusive: Matthias Schoenaerts Spills On Guillaume Canet's 'Blood Ties,' Says 'Robocop' Talk Was Blown "Out Of Proportion"

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 17, 2012 3:00 PM
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One of the big breakout performers of 2012 is looking likely to be the first major Belgian movie star since Audrey Hepburn (yep, she was born in Belgium) -- Matthias Schoenaerts. The 34-year-old has been acting for nearly two decades, but finally exploded in 2012 thanks to acclaimed back-to-back performances in the Oscar-nominated "Bullhead" and opposite Marion Cotillard in Jacques Audiard's celebrated Cannes drama "Rust & Bone."

Exclusive: Jacques Audiard Says English-Language Western Might Be Next, Wants James Murphy To Write Songs For Musical Project

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 12, 2012 12:57 PM
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The emergence of French filmmaker Jacques Audiard on the world scene has been one of the great cinematic pleasures of the last decade or so. Although he's been in the business for years (winning the Cesar for best debut for 1994's "See How They Fall"), it was 2005's excellent "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" that really brought him to the attention of world audiences.

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).

10 Highlights Of The BFI London Film Festival Line-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 4, 2012 11:00 AM
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The early months of fall are pretty much stacked with film festivals. From the end of August, when Venice and Telluride kick off the season, to the prestigious and star-studded selections at Toronto and New York in September and October, to the increasingly important AFI and Rome film festivals, globe-trotting cinephiles could happily go back to back from the late summer pretty much up to Christmas hopping from one festival to another.

Podcast: The Playlist Talks Highlights From TIFF, Telluride And NYFF; Plus Armond White: Genuine Contrarian Or Provocateur?

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • October 3, 2012 6:14 PM
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We've decided to double down this week on podcasts to make up for lost chats. Our slate for this week’s show is as follows: a round-up of festival reports from Toronto, Telluride and the beginning of New York Film Festival. Later in the episode, we discuss contrarian film critic Armond White regarding two pieces he recently wrote: one, called "The Battle of The Andersons," in which he claims Paul W.S Anderson is a better filmmaker than Paul Thomas Anderson. And the other, "The Whip and the Fedora," in which he posits "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls" is better than "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

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