The Drop review

For his English language debut, Bullhead director Michaël R. Roskam chose a screenplay by Dennis Lehane, based on Lehane’s own short story Animal Rescue. The Drop explores four central characters, all of whom are a wounded animal in one respect or another – and there’s an additional, literal wounded animal in the form of an abandoned puppy. This … Read more

Matthias Schoenaerts, Jacques Audiard & Thomas Bidegain Interviews for Rust and Bone

How would you characterise Rust and Bone? Jacques Audiard It’s a melodrama. We call it ‘Melo-trash’… It’s a love story. What about Matthias Schoenaerts stood out and led to him being cast? Jacques Audiard The part we wrote was tougher than what it is on screen now. A closed character. More like an animal somehow. … Read more

Rust and Bone Review

Everything about Rust and Bone (originally De rouille et d’os), Jacques Audiard’s follow up to his arthouse hit A Prophet, should signify a failure not a film that is not only good but actually great. Audiard has managed to pull a magic trick of sorts in weaving a beautiful story from subject matter and difficult … Read more