Until seeing Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone yesterday I had almost forgotten what makes for a really great movie experience. He managed to film a movie without shootouts, car chases, aliens, zombies, werewolves, talking animals, vampires, dinosaurs, plane crashes, time travel or explosions. Hard to believe, ain’t it?
He does employ special effects, but in such a powerfully understated way that I won’t spoil them by giving a description here. In short, it’s a film that features great acting and unadulterated human emotions. I loved every minute.