Posts tagged as: A Prophet

The 10 Best Films of 2010

The 10 Best Films of 2010

I Am Love Luca Guadagnino’s astonishingly beautiful portrait of a woman torn between love and loyalty.  A deep, layered, stylish work of cinema with all the passion and freedom of Italy’s greatest contributions to the medium. If I had numbered this list, “I Am Love” would probably be number one. Carlos The epic tale of […]

Jacques Audiard’s ‘A Prophet’: Political Cinema Whether it Wants to Be or Not

Jacques Audiard’s ‘A Prophet’: Political Cinema Whether it Wants to Be or Not

Thick with intrigue and corruption, Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet” is well-stocked with the hallmarks of political cinema: miserable living conditions, exploited minorities, a grittily-tinged color palette. Viewed through this lens it plays as starkly effective polemic: a thriller that also makes a point; crime, betrayal and gunplay with a distinct social conscience. But if Audiard […]

Haneke’s ‘The White Ribbon’ Wins Palme d’Or

Haneke’s ‘The White Ribbon’ Wins Palme d’Or

Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon,” won top honors at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm). Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to the black-and-white WWI drama. Jacques Audiard’s gritty prison drama, “A Prophet” won the Grand Prix, Christoph Waltz took top actor honors for Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” […]

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