Movie Beat – 02.07.14

After The Dark – Armageddon is here and not everyone can be spared. There are twenty-two people, but only ten spaces in the bunker. Each person has a unique skill, a special trait, but which ones are expendable and which ones are necessary? This is the philosophical quandary that a teacher poses his class. It’s starts civil, but it quickly falls apart as the students are reduced to an animal mentality. James D’Arcy, Daryl Sabara, Rhys Wakefield, Bonnie Wright, Sophie Lowe and Freddie Stroma star in this morality question posed by writer/director John Huddles. In limited release from Phase 4 … Continue reading Movie Beat – 02.07.14


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There is an old adage that behind every great man is an even greater woman. Behind Pierre-Auguste and Jean Renoir were six women, so it should be no surprise the amount of success they both achieved. Renoir focuses on the famous impressionist painter at the end of his career and the son at the beginning of his. Bridging this gap is one woman, the often forgotten Andrée Heuschling, who was Pierre-Auguste’s last model and Jean’s first wife. Renoir takes a close look at Andrée and the role she played in the lives of these two men. For Pierre-Auguste, she was a model, a subject with round firm breasts and skin like velvet. For Jean, Andrée was the force that drove him into the movies and a career as a legendary filmmaker. For both, she filled a void left by another’s death.
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