Marion Cotillard

Dec 17 2016

On Netflix – Review: “The Little Prince”(2016)

A beautiful expansion and somehow first ever feature adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s book, “The Little Prince” is my favorite animated pic of 2016 (second would be “Kubo and the Two Strings”). The story of a little girl (Mackenzie Foy) whose “life plan” is broken down to each minute of the day by stiff, over-achieving […]
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Apr 8 2016

April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le Monde truqué)

Avril et le Monde truqué, known to us as April and the Extraordinary World, would probably be better described by its original translated title, April and the Twisted World. I’d like to think the use of Extraordinary instead of Twisted is a nod to its alternate timeline of human history, but Twisted must have been […]
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Dec 23 2012

Rust and Bone

(This review was originally published on December 23, 2012 at Reel Film News) Director Jacques Audiard (“A Prophet”) gives us just enough hope and decency to chew on in the French-language film “Rust and Bone” (“De rouille et d’os”), which foregoes any notion of a traditional romance in favor of a grittier, to-the-point attitude. Virtually […]
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Jul 27 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on July 27, 2012.) Before we start: on behalf of Reel Film News, we would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the victims of the Aurora shooting and their families. I had originally written an overlong piece about the merits of The Dark Knight Rises.  There […]
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Sep 9 2011

Contagion

(This review was originally published on September 9, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) We’ve seen plenty of pandemic films before. Varying from big budget successes like “Outbreak”, independent pictures like 2009′s “Carriers” and Danny Boyle’s gruesome vision “28 Days Later”, the possibility of a global health emergency has been explored in movies for decades. It’s no wonder that this fictionally enhanced topic continues […]
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