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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about director Michaël Roskam’s “Racer and the Jailbird.” The sexy crime saga has been something we’ve been following since early 2017. And at the time of our review, from the Venice Film F…

We don’t always have the same opinions here at The Playlist, and “Racer And The Jailbird” is one such case. Where Jessica was able to roll with the film’s “drunken romanticism,” when I caught the movie at TIFF I thought it was just plain drunk. The overly long, two-hour plus film lurches from one unbelievable plot twist to the next, in a crime picture/love story that never knows when to slow down. Continue reading ‘Racer And The Jailbird’ Trailer: Matthias Schoenaerts & Adèle Exarchopoulos Accelerate Their Passion at The Playlist.

Though the lead characters of Michaël Roskam‘s “Racer and the Jailbird” (original title: “Le Fidèle”) speak French, and conduct their low-key criminality on the streets of Brussels, their story feels like a song of old-timey heartland America — one of those spare, broken-hearted ditties in which boxers fall for waitresses and love conquers everything except bad luck. It’s an impression partly delivered by Roskam’s smooth, 70s-noir-tinged filmmaking, which suggests doomed romance in even the sunniest scene, but mostly it comes from the combination of leads Adele Exarchopoulos and  Matthias Schoenaerts, who could not boast more chemistry if they were mixed in a conical flask and held over a bunsen burner. Continue reading Sexy Slow-Burn ‘Racer And The Jailbird’ With Matthias Schoenaerts & Adele Exarchopoulos [Review] at The Playlist.

After delivering the knockout “Bullhead,” writer/director Michael R. Roskam could do whatever he wanted, and we’d be there. So we followed him to “The Drop,” and were rewarded with an entire film with Tom Hardy and a puppy (it was pretty good too). Now, the filmmaker is reteaming with Matthias Schoenaerts for “The Racer And The Jailbird,” and we’re pretty much sold already. Continue reading ‘The Racer And The Jailbird’ Trailer: Adèle Exarchopoulos & Matthias Schoenaerts Explore Romance & Racing at The Playlist.

The stories of doctors working in dangerous regions of the world is rich with cinematic potential, that’s likely what drew Sean Penn to “The Last Face.” His latest directorial effort brings together a star-studded cast and dives right into a drama set in the midst of conflict. Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jared Harris, Jean Reno, and Denise Newman, star in the film about a romance that unfolds between two people who are committed to helping those face war and strife. Continue reading Exclusive: Clip From ‘The Last Face’ Featuring Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem & Adèle Exarchopoulos at The Playlist.

This year at Cannes, while there were some movies that perhaps didn’t live up to expectations, nothing truly stunk up the place quite in the same way that Sean Penn‘s “The Last Face” did last spring on the Croisette. The earnest war drama found no favor with critics, and has taken its time coming to cinemas. But no one is doing press for the flick, which pretty much says it all. Continue reading New Trailer For Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’ Starring Charlize Theron & Javier Bardem at The Playlist.

We’re in the middle of summer, and tentpole fatigue might be wearing you down, but the good news is fall festival and awards season movies are closer than you think, and one we can’t wait to watch is “Le Fidèle” aka “The Racer And The Jailbird.” It’s the new film from Michael R. Roskam (“Bullhead,” “The Drop“) who once again teams with Matthias Schoenaerts for what looks like a truly winning picture. Continue reading First Trailer For ‘The Racer And The Jailbird’ Starring Adèle Exarchopoulos & Matthias Schoenaerts at The Playlist.

Another day, another slew of casting announcements, with a few them involving some actresses who’ve stepped in and out of the world of James Bond. The “Blue Is The Warmest Color” stars are getting busy. First up, Adèle Exarchopoulos is joining Chulpan Khamatova (“Good Bye Lenin!”) and dancers Oleg Ivenko and Sergei Polunin to star in Ralph Fiennes’ next directorial effort “The White Crow.” About famous Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev, the drama charts the iconic dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him. Continue reading Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos, Eva Greene & Gemma Arterton Land New Roles at The Playlist.

The one movie that got thoroughly kicked around at Cannes this year was Sean Penn‘s latest directorial effort, “The Last Face.” The drama was mostly roundly thrashed by critics (we called it “a preposterous and pretentious mess of a film“) but sometimes all you need to sell a movie are stars, and the film certainly has that with Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem leading the way. Continue reading Charlize Theron & Javier Bardem Find Love During War In First Trailer For Sean Penn’s ‘The Last Face’ at The Playlist.

Sean Penn directs Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem in this drama about international aid workers struggling to sustain a romantic relationship in war-ravaged Africa.read more