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

Top Ten Films of 2012

1. Margaret (extended cut) I queued up outside the Odeon on Panton Street for the UK ‘première’ of Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret in 2011 and as this beautiful but scarred film unfolded in front of me I slowly fell head of heels for it. If you followed me on Twitter towards the end of 2011 you may have become somewhat bored with the name … 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

Short Takes: May 2012

THE RAID: Well executed action & a nicely grounded filmmaking approach. Iko Uwais is the star though. A big step up from MERANTAU too. MOONRISE KINGDOM: Anderson seems to have hit a bit of wall with Moonrise Kingdom. Style continues to be almost opposed to function & there’s nowhere near as much charm as in his previous … Read more