Tag Archives: Marion Cotillard

Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2016

I look at this and I wonder why I always feel like I haven’t done jack-squat. Or, at the very least, I could do more. Well, I always can do more. Regardless, here are links to some of the things … Continue reading

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September 2016 Viewing Diary

Kicks (2016; d. Justin Tipping) Absolutely loved it. There have been so many excellent first-time directors making features this year. My review for Rogerebert.com. Kiss Me Deadly (1955; d. Robert Aldrich) I love this bizarre paranoid insanely phantasmagorical … film … Continue reading

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Rust and Bone: One of the Best Films of 2012.

Not a review. I repeat: Not a review. I’ve been writing this, a paragraph at a time, for over 2 months. It’s more like one of my SPN re-caps, where I go scene by scene exploring story and character analysis. … Continue reading

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2012’s Rust and Bone: Four Motifs (With Overlap)

I’ve been working on a lengthy post about this great film, Rust and Bone, directed by Jacques Audiard. Figured this – a glimpse at the interconnected visual motifs in the film – would be a good teaser. One motif belongs … Continue reading

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Dheepan (2016); d. Jacques Audiard

Let me take this moment to recommend Jacques Audiard’s 2012 film Rust and Bone, starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. I keep meaning to write about that film. For me, it was one of the best movies of 2012. Audiard … Continue reading

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Film Writing in 2015

For Rogerebert.com: R.I.P. Edward Herrmann. “The moment lasts two seconds and consists of only two words: “Welcome home.” Two seconds and two words is all an actor like Edward Herrmann needs to get the job done.” On Seth Rogen’s controversial … Continue reading

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February 2015: Viewing Diary

Two Days, One Night (2014; Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne). My friend Dan referred to the movie as a “Sunday school lesson” and, you know, I can see his point. But I found it absolutely riveting, one of the best portraits … Continue reading

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If We Picked the Winners: Marion Cotillard for Best Actress, Two Days, One Night

The contributors at Rogerebert.com took a poll for the Oscars, picking who we each wanted to win in all of the main categories of the Academy Awards. The votes were tallied, and the results are in. Over this week, each … Continue reading

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Shuffle For a Shitty Week

My distractions and escape usually come through obsessions and organization. I have been heavy at work on other things, big things, and so jotting notes about the music that comes up on the iPod as the week goes on, is … Continue reading

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Shuffle

“We Like to Party” – The Venga Boys. This, to be clear, is the “DJ Disco Mix” version of the all-time classic “We Like to Party”. Pat McCurdy sent me this CD years ago and I have no idea why. … Continue reading

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