Tag Archives: Marion Cotillard

Cinema Review – Allied

Max (Brad Pitt) and Marianne (Marion Cotillard) meet is Casablanca in 1942, when they are tasked with presenting as a couple as cover for a plot to assassinate the German Ambassador. Later, when Max returns to London to help with the war effort from behind a desk, he brings Marianne with him and the two marry. After the two have a child together, Max is given some devastating news; there is evidence to suggest that Marianne is a German spy. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – It’s Only the End of the World

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel) returns home after an absence of 12 years because he wants to tell his family the terrible truth; he is dying. When he gets there however, old tensions reawaken almost as soon as he crosses the threshold, and the return of the prodigal son leads to bickering and fighting among the family. Louis is then faced with a choice; to tell his family the truth or protect them. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – From The Land of the Moon

In rural France of the 1940s, Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) falls for the married village schoolteacher and throws herself at him at a public event in front of his pregnant wife and her own mother, who long since seems to have had enough of her daughter’s melodramatic behaviour. Deciding she needs a man, Gabrielle’s mother marries her off to the sweet but unromantic José (Alex Brendemühl), who accepts that his wife will never love him, but the marriage is beneficial to both of them. When Gabrielle is sent to a spa to cure stones’ disease, she meets André (Louis Garrel), an encounter with whom will change her life forever. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Macbeth

As Scotland tears itself apart with civil war, Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) hears a prophecy from a trio of witches, saying he will one day be king of the country he is fighting for. Pushed into action by his manipulative wife (Marion Cotillard), Macbeth takes matters into his own hands, and decides to make the prophecy come true.
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Cannes Review – The Little Prince

Desperate to get into a good school and get her life on track, a 9 year old little girl (Mackenzie Foy) and her mother (Rachel McAdams) devise a plan of study and hard work for the summer. To be in with a chance of being in the right catchment area, the family move into a house next door to a crumbling but brightly coloured house, that doesn’t fit in with any of the others on the street. It is here that The Aviator (Jeff Bridges) lives, and it is not long before he had befriended the little girl with his tales of The Little Prince, and she has forgotten all about her summer of work. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Two Days, One Night

When Sandra (Marion Cotillard) learns that she is to be made redundant from her job, she seems defeated. Her husband, however, has different ideas, and encourages Sandra to approach her colleagues over the space of a weekend, to suggest that they vote for her to keep her job. The trouble is that if Sandra keeps her job, her colleagues will lose their bonuses. Continue reading

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Why So Serious? After Dark… July 2012

Welcome to Why So Serious? After Dark.

This is a very special episode of Why So Serious? Movie Reviews, where we pay tribute to The Dark Knight Rises and give it it’s own show; for a multitude of reasons. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Dark Knight Rises

Warning: Spoilers
I have written a spoiler free review here

Eight years after the defeat of The Joker and Two-Face, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has hung up his cape. When a new threat – Bane (Tom Hardy) – comes to town, hell bent on causing chaos, Batman resurfaces to protect the city that drove him into hiding.

Warning, it is rather difficult to review The Dark Knight Rises without giving away some plot points, so if you wish to remain in the dark, stop reading now.

The rest of you… Read on! Continue reading

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

Based on a collection of short stories by Craig Davidson, Rust and Bone tells the story of Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) and Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a couple who meet during a nightclub brawl. Ali drives Stephanie home and leaves his number in case she ever needs him. Some time later, she calls. Stephanie trained killer whales at a marine park in Antibes on the French Riviera, but has lost her legs due to an accident. The more these two people spend time together, the more they come alive through one another. Continue reading

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