Principally an investigation into the trading of illegal hormones in the beef industry, Bullhead drags the viewer into the dark mafia underworld where power and greed are creating a moral maze. But this film is mainly about one man’s wounded masculinity and his struggle for acceptance by both sexes. The film was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Oscar last year, and was beaten by Iran’s A Separation , but has only just been released into UK cinemas.
Jacques Audiard’s latest is a meandering melodrama that finds the emergence of companionship and perhaps love in people broken emotionally and physically. Starring Marion Cotillard alongside relative unknown Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone is a bruiser of a film that ultimately fails to pack an emotional punch.
The annual BFI London film festival has arrived to cheer away the doom and gloom of the coming months. Giving Londoners the opportunity to get a look at films they might not ordinarily get the chance to appreciate, the festival has an array of unique and exciting features on offer. We know we say this every week, but this is one experience you really will not want to miss.
French film monthly Premiere has announced that Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom will be opening Cannes Film Festival 2012. To save you from having to find a French newsagent/actually read any French, here are the predicted titles that have us wishing that we could spend a week on Brangelina’s fuck-off-huge yacht…