May 24, 2013 |
CANNES, France - For the better part of two decades, director James Gray has been making textured dramas about people, often immigrants and their children, who experience all manner of frustration and struggle. It prepared him well for the events of the last five years. Gray came to the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 with "Two Lovers," an immigrant-themed love- triangle story starring Joaquin Phoenix, Vinessa Shaw and Gwyneth Paltrow. Though many would later regard it as a bravura piece of European-style melodrama, it was poorly received in the echo chamber of Cannes reviewers and even booed at some screenings.
May 21, 2013 |
Marion Cotillard wore a strapless Dior gown with eye-catching color blocks of blue, yellow, black and pink on a white background to the Cannes Film Festival premiere of "Blood Ties" on Monday. The dress was shown Saturday in Monaco as part of Dior's Cruise Collection 2014 - a fashion show attended by Cotillard, Jessica Biel and Ruth Wilson, among others. [Hollywood Reporter] Cotillard's hair was done up in a 1960s style beehive by Robert Vetica. [E Online] Beyoncé invited photographers in to photograph her during a Mrs. Carter tour performance over the weekend, hoping the tight catsuit she was wearing would dispel pregnancy rumors.
January 13, 2013 |
Dior's new designer Raf Simons has dressed a constellation of stars in recent months, including two of the highest profile guests at tonight's awards. Both ladies wore red, Jennifer Lawrence in a strapless, 1950s-ish style dress with a molded bustier that sent the Twitterverse into overdrive chattering about her assets, and Marion Cotillard in a more demure red column with draped detail, which was whipped up by Simons especially for her. Any pizazz that Lawrence might have had was deflated as soon as she opened her mouth.
December 20, 2012 |
She's described by director Jacques Audiard as "a diver," someone who "throws herself into a role head first. " So it's believable that the very first scene Marion Cotillard shot for "Rust and Bone" was the most harrowing one, in which she awakes in a hospital after an accident to discover that both her legs are gone. Her reaction is partly improvised - she leaps from the bed only to wind up crawling on the floor and sobbing in the arms of a friend who rushes to her aid. ENVELOPE SCREENING SERIES: "Rust and Bone" "My feeling was that, in that situation, which is so violent and horrifying, the shock must be so strong that you're in denial," says the acclaimed French actress over coffee at the Chateau Marmont.
December 13, 2012 |
Thursday's Golden Globes nominations for best performance by a lead actress in a motion picture drama nearly mirrored Wednesday's announcement for the Screen Actors Guild lead actress nominees with Jessica Chastain facing off against Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren and Naomi Watts in both contests. Those actresses are joined in the Golden Globe balloting by Rachel Weisz, honored for her role as a moneyed housewife who falls for an ex-fighter pilot before plunging into suicidal despair.
December 6, 2012 |
Romantic but pitiless, fearlessly emotional as well as edgy, "Rust and Bone" is a powerhouse. It's the kind of risky venture only a consummate filmmaker could manage, and then only with the help of actors who are daring and accomplished. With director Jacques Audiard in charge and Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts as stars, all the pieces have fallen exactly into place. Although "Rust and Bone" is old fashioned and sentimental at its core, this film's idea of romance is not everyone's, and it's certainly not Jane Austen's.