Tag Archives: Marion Cotillard

Macbeth – Review

Fassbender’s Macbeth paints bloody swathes across the raw Scottish wilderness… Blood certainly will have blood in this ferocious adaptation of Shakespeare’s play in which brooding menace often gives way to a vicious violence, regularly soaking the sky and land in deep crimson. This is a sparse adaptation which sacrifices a considerable amount of dialogue in favour of lingering shots of […]

Two Days, One Night – Review (Spoiler Free)

Marion Cotillard stars in this thrilling, earnest and pressing social drama… Deux Jours, Une Nuit (Two Days, One Night) tells the disarmingly simple story of a woman who, after a lengthy period away from work due to illness, is told her colleagues were asked to vote between keeping her on and receiving their annual bonus. […]

Public Enemies – Review (Spoiler Free)

Check out my review of Public Enemies on the fantastic Filmhipster site!

Nine – Review (Spoiler Free)

A serious amount of talent went into this musical (directed by Chicago’s Rob Marshall), we have Daniel Day-Lewis as our lead and he is supported by the likes of Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, and Fergie. That’s one hell of a cast; it’s just a pity that it […]

A Very Long Engagement – Review (Spoiler Free)

‘Amelie goes to war’ would be a terribly flippant way of describing this film, and yet with the same director teaming up with much of the same cast and crew, and with multiple recognisable film techniques being used – the comparison is partially justified.  A Very Long Engagement (Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles) tells the […]

Midnight in Paris – Review (Spoiler Free)

Midnight in Paris is a warm and somewhat charming little film. It has Owen Wilson as a screenwriter who is attempting to write his first novel, one which he hopes contains even a seed of the greatness that the prominent novels of the 1920’s had. He spends his days on holiday in Paris slowly suffocating […]

My Movie Alphabet

Mettel Ray Movie Blog is currently running this blogathon and I thought that I would contribute my movie alphabet. Please check out her blog here, and read some of the other contributions here. I hope that you enjoy my choices! # – 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days This film really impacted upon me, […]

Rust and Bone (De Rouille et D’os) – Review (Spoiler Free)

Rust and Bone (De Rouille et D’os) features two superb lead performances given by both Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts, who play two people that are drawn together by a catastrophe. The relationships between characters are well crafted, and whilst they each individually struggle through a serious amount of emotional turmoil, the film overall is […]

Inception – Review (Spoiler Free)

This is big, confidant film making. I hadn’t seen Inception in a while and whilst I remembered that it’s an excellently cast and highly stylish heist film, I had forgotten about its self-assurance. Take the first half of the film; tons of explanatory and world building information is reeled off here, and yet what should […]