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Review: NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH, An Unusual, Effective Metaphysical Thriller Set In Afghanistan

Neither Heaven Nor Earth is an effective, minimalistic metaphysical thriller set in a battlefield of Afghanistan from a French visual artist/filmmaker, Clément Cogitore, in his feature film debut. It tells about French soldiers stationed in the Wakhan valley, an arid,...

Review: LES COWBOYS Wrestles With Complex Issues and Ideas

Thomas Bidegain's film, Les Cowboys, begins in a strange key, with a nuclear French family spending the day at an American Western-themed rodeo (not that there's any other real kind). It's clearly no casual affair for them, but a practiced...

Review: DHEEPAN, Behind The Immigrant Experience, A Rich And Provocative Story

It begins with chaos: shouting voices calling out in alarm, a cacophony of sound, and a flourish of a camera moving through a thick crowd. It ends with similar sounds and a similar shot, one far less sinister and disconcerting....

New York 2015 Review: LES COWBOYS, Wild West Tensions In Modern France

Thomas Bidegain's film, Les Cowboys, begins in a strange key, with a nuclear French family spending the day at an American Western-themed rodeo (not that there's any other real kind). It's clearly no casual affair for them, but a practiced...

Cannes 2015 Review: DHEEPAN, Powerful With Moments Of Sheer Bravado

It begins with chaos: shouting voices calling out in alarm, a cacophony of sound, and a flourish of a camera moving through a thick crowd. It ends with similar sounds and a similar shot, one far less sinister and...

Review: SAINT LAURENT, Drinking, Screwing Around, And Smoking Like A Chimney

The gilded life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent has received the big screen treatment twice in recent times. The first was the paint by the numbers biopic Yves Saint Laurent, a gentle, actor's film made with the full collaboration...

Cannes 2014 Review: SAINT LAURENT is Stylish, Fun and Empty

For the second time this year, the gilded life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is getting the big screen treatment. The first was the paint by the numbers biopic Yves Saint Laurent, a gentle, actor's film made with...

Review: RUST AND BONE Stays Too Grounded for its Own Good

The narrative of Rust and Bone reminded me of an old-school pulpy melodrama from the 50s or 60s, the type of film where most of the narrative momentum comes not so much from cause and effect, but from traumatic stuff...

TIFF 2012 Review: RUST AND BONE Stays Too Grounded For Its Own Good

(Rust and Bone screens tonight and tomorrow at TIFF. Here's our review from this year's Cannes Film Festival.) Rust and Bone's narrative reminded me of an old-school pulpy melodrama from the 50's or 60's, the type of film where most...

Cannes 2012 Review: RUST AND BONE Stays too Grounded for its Own Good

Rust and Bone's narrative reminded me of an old-school pulpy melodrama from the 50's or 60's, the type of film where most of the narrative momentum comes not so much from cause and effect, but from traumatic stuff happening every...

Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts In The Trailer For Audiard's RUST AND BONE

After scoring a very deserved Oscar nomination for his prison drama A Prophet, anticipation would have been high for whatever came next from director Jacques Audiard no matter what. But then when Audiard cast Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts -...

Marion Cotillard Starring In A PROPHET Director's RUST AND BONE

A Prophet director Jacques Audiard is about to launch into production of his next feature and he's bringing one hell of a cast with him. Starring in the adaptation of Craig Davidson's story of the same name, Rust And Bone...

Win Jacques Audiard's Prison Drama A PROPHET On BluRay

Jacques Audiard's stunning prison drama A Prophet hits DVD and BluRay tomorrow and the fine folk at Sony Pictures Classics have offered up a copy of the film on BluRay for some lucky ScreenAnarchy reader. You want it? Email me...