Vanishing Waves (Aurora, 2012)

This Lithuanian psychosexual science fiction film has gotten enough positive press that I added it to my Netflix queue even though Netflix doesn’t have it yet. (I consider this a vote for Netflix to get it, although I’m not sure … Continue reading

Rust and Bone (De rouille et d’os, 2012)

The French director Jacques Audiard’s excellent previous film, A Prophet (Un proph├Ęte, 2009), was a prison gangster story. Rust and Bone, while its protagonist comes from a similar sub-working-class milieu, couldn’t be any more different in genre. It’s a melodrama, … Continue reading