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Film, "Rust and Bone": Dismembering a Cinematic Beauty

"Rust and Bone": Dismembering a Cinematic Beauty

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, one must have a heart of stone to watch Jacques Audiard's outrageous melodrama Rust and Bone without laughing. Loosely adapted from two works in Craig Davidson's 2005 short story collection of the same name, Rust and…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>A Prophet</i>

A Prophet

Agreeing at the insistence of a Corsican mob boss to suck and then slash a fellow inmate, newly jailed Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim)—poor, illiterate, a "dirty Arab" in the prison's racist pecking order—gets what's coming to him, but in…
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Film, Jacques Audiard, the "French Scorsese," arrives stateside with <i>A Prophet</i>

Jacques Audiard, the "French Scorsese," arrives stateside with A Prophet

Agreeing at the insistence of a Corsican mob boss to suck and then slash a fellow inmate, newly jailed Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) — poor, illiterate, a "dirty Arab" in the prison's racist pecking order — gets what's coming…
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Film, Follow the Music

Follow the Music

Thomas Seyr, the central figure in director Jacques Audiard's kinetically charged new film The Beat That My Heart Skipped, is a young Frenchman torn between a life of crime and a career as a concert pianist. It's hardly your usual…
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