Tag Archives: The Intouchables

Foreign Film Oscar Race Narrows to Nine

I’m a little surprised by the exclusions of Barbara and Lore, but otherwise this list is about what was expected. Having recently seen War Witch and Kon-Tiki (both of which are quite good), I could see either getting into a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Rust and Bone

Jacques Audiard’s films always have a staunchly European feel while keeping one eye on his American contemporaries. His The Beat My Heart Skipped is an adaptation of James Toback’s 70s film, Fingers, and A Prophet owes as much to Martin … Continue reading

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Hawkes Calmly Soars in The Sessions

Early on in Mark O’Brien’s quest to find sexual pleasure, he quips something to the effect of, “Sex is the most serious thing in life, it’s even all over the bible.” From this line, The Sessions gains much of its … Continue reading

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Rare Kindness: The Intouchables

Like so many contemporary Europeans movies, especially those coming out of France, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s The Intouchables – France’s 2013 Oscar submission – borrows a typically Hollywood aesthetic. Somehow, even when existing along predictable plot points, fit with … Continue reading

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