dir. Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne (2014) Picturehouse |★★★★1/2| 1 hour 35 mins, Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements.
The Dardenne brothers are no strangers to struggle. 821 more words
The Belgian filmmaking tandem, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, are well known for their minimalistic films, which focus on the economic burdens and moral ambiguities facing working-class persons in the Low Countries. 508 more words
There is something to be said about a film that can thrill its audiences without the prevalence of an action-packed narrative. “Argo” is a great example of a mainstream film that had viewers on the edge of their seats despite a gunshot at no point ever even being fired. 369 more words
Marion Cotillard, who turns 40 today, is certainly one of our finest current film performers. She’s already won one Oscar (for 2007’s “La Vie en Rose”), she successfully (and consistently) bridges the gap between art and commerce (an array of both blockbusters 483 more words
The Dardenne brothers – Jean-Pierre and Luc, the Belgian masters of mythical realism – have always placed survival and class struggle at the forefront of their cinema. 1,025 more words