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“Amour,” and What the Oscars are Really About

I’m just getting around to seeing Michael Haneke’s Amour, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. The French film, nominated for five major awards at last year’s Oscars, barely screened in the U.S. At its widest release, it showed in 333 American theaters. By way of contrast, Argo, the eventual Best Picture winner,…

Rust-and-Bone-film-review

Cotillard Cannot Save “Rust and Bone”

French actress Marion Cotillard, who was a surprise Oscar-winner for her performance in La Vie En Rose, is receiving more awards buzz for Rust and Bone. It is the kind of role Oscar loves; she plays a whale trainer who has her legs bitten off, and the film details her rehab process which involves an…