Nelson Leader : April 25th 2013
10 THE NELSON LEADER, APRIL 25, 2013 ENTERTAINMENT • 27 years experience • Adult and childhood skin conditions • Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment • Mole checks and mole mapping • Acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes Oxford Clinic 151 Leinster Rd, Christchurch Tel 03 379 0555 www.oxfordclinic.co.nz Specialists@ 132 Collingwood St Nelson Ph 03 546 7007 | www.skinclinics.co.nz Specialists@ Lower Queen St Health Richmond Consultant Dermatologist Dr Martin Keefe MB, ChB, DM, FRCP(Lond), FNZDS 5331392AA 5322655AA 16 TAHUNANUI DRIVE, NELSON PH 546 5050 Colour Special Book in with Chloe or Cara during May and receive Full Colour & Blow-wave $70 Cut extra depending on restyle or trim Cnr Bridge & Collingwood Nelson Phone 03 548 8789 Phone 0800 BROWNIES (276 964) PLUS BUY ON NO DEPOSIT & 18 MONTHS INTEREST FREE! NORMAL CREDIT CRITERIA APPLY -- MIN PURCHASE $500 'Hourglass Back Support' Range With up to 18% additional support through the lumbar region, where you need it most! • The key to a good nights sleep • Chiropractic recommendation • 10 Year Guarantee 5267959AA *Introductory special OPEN: MON-FRI 8.30AM-6.00PM, SAT-SUN 10AM-4PM ALL NEW FROM ONLY $1269* Phone 546 6336 or 0800 167 167 5265849AA MOVIE REVIEW: RUST AND BONE Friends with benefits: Matthias Schoenaerts and Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone. Top acting in grim drama Matt Lawrey's MOVIE REVIEW BOTTOM LINE: Impressive, depressing, annoying and sexy. 1G2 (Out of five) Also screening: Oblivion (M) Tom Cruise makes amends for Jack Reacher. 1G2 The older I get the more convin- ced I am that the answer to most of society's problems is free birth control. The way I see it kids who aren't wanted are less likely to be loved and nurtured. Kids who don't get loved and nur- tured are more likely grow up to be unhappy adults. The unhappier people are, the less likely they are to give a toss about their fellow man, the environment, animals and practically everything else. I found myself pondering these thoughts watching the acclaimed French drama Rust and Bone (R16). Starring the glorious Marion Cotil- lard and the hunky Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone features the two unhappiest lead characters I've seen in a film for some time. Cotillard plays Stephanie, a beau- tiful, self-absorbed orca trainer who gets her kicks by leading men on. Schoenaerts plays Ali, a beautiful, self-absorbed, useless solo dad who gets his kicks smashing people's heads in. The gloomy pair meet one night in a nightclub in the South of France where Ali is working as a bouncer. Not long after Stephanie suffers a horrendous accident and, after cut- ting herself off from the rest of the world, gives Ali a call. The two strike up an ambiguous yet impressively honest relationship that leads to Stephanie taking an interest and then a supporting role in Ali's fledgling illegal kick boxing career. For a while they almost look like a normal-ish couple, but predictably things soon get rocky for Stephanie and Ali. Director Jacques Audiard made a big splash a few years back with the award-winning prison drama A Prophet. Critics worldwide went nuts for the film but I found it strangely forgettable. The feeling I got watching it was that Audiard was on a mission to show people that French prisons can be just as horrible American and British ones. In Rust and Bone it feels like he wants everyone to know that French people can be just as horrible as American and British ones. And while that gives Cotillard and Schoenaerts the chance to unleash some top shelf acting, it doesn't actu- ally make for an especially engaging viewer experience. One thing Rust and Bone does deliver, however, is plenty for film- goers to yack about afterwards. Within three days of seeing the film I found myself in extended conversations with three different people about its pros and cons. Everyone agreed that the acting was excellent and photography was superb. One person loved it while the oth- ers found it annoying. I didn't love Rust and Bone but there was a lot I admired about it, including its toughness, its rawness and the fact that it contains quite a lot of sex. Some of you might think that's funny but I'm serious. I'd much rat- her watch a couple getting it on than people killing each other. It's also nice given the fact sex has been notably absent from Hollywood films of late as a result of studios trying to avoid R-ratings to increase their chances of bums on seats. Thank God the French don't think that way.
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