Un prophète / A Prophet (2009): Articles

Tahar Rahim & Jennifer Lawrence Tops + 'The Last Airbender' Worst Movie: More Film Critics Awards

The Social Network with Max Minghella: North American critics' fave was the St. Louis Film Critics' and the Oklahoma Film Critics' no. 1 movie of the year. Besides, in Utah David Fincher's depiction of the birth of the seemingly unstoppable behemoth known as Facebook shared Best Film honors with Danny […]

Critics Awards: Natalie Portman Wows Some More + Surprise Terror Comedy & Australian Winner

Natalie Portman Black Swan dress: Perfectly attired but mentally unbalanced ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller continues to wow U.S.-based film critics, as Natalie Portman remains their Best Actress favorite this awards season. The Austin Film Critics, for their part, were impressed with the movie itself, as Black Swan was […]

Facebook Movie Remains Critics Awards' Favorite + Texas Group Names Hollywood Liberal 'Humanitarian of the Year'

Facebook movie The Social Network wins more U.S. film critics' Best Picture awards: Jesse Eisenberg stars as controversial Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. David Fincher's widely acclaimed The Social Network (a.k.a. The Facebook Movie) shows that the encroaching social media giant focusing on “friends” and “likes” – and personal user data […]

L.A. Film Critics Daringly International Choices: From Terrorists & Criminals to Kings & Mothers

L.A. Film Critics' Best Actress winner Kim Hye-ja in Mother. A television star in South Korea, Kim, whose acting career dates back to the early 1960s, was the surprise choice of the Los Angeles critics, beating Oscar front-runner Natalie Portman, and other Hollywood names like Nicole Kidman, Annette Bening, and […]

'Shutter Island' Scorsese-DiCaprio Biggest Hit?

'Shutter Island' with Leonardo DiCaprio: Things and people aren't necessarily what they seem to be in Martin Scorsese thriller. 'Shutter Island' to become biggest Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio box office hit? Feb. 28, '10, update: Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, Martin Scorsese's thriller Shutter Island has remained at the top […]

French Prison Drama Beats Oscar Favorites: London Film Critics Awards' Winners

Avatar may be the world's box office ruler, but it surely wasn't ruler of anything at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards held this evening in, where else, London. The London Critics' best film of 2009? Jacques Audiard's prison drama A Prophet, the first French-made production to win the Circle's […]

Prestigious Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Contenders

Two of the most widely acclaimed non-English language films released in 2009 – Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon and Jacques Audiard's A Prophet – are to be found in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' list of semi-finalists for the best foreign language film Academy Award. In other […]

London Film Critics: Carey Mulligan Twice & Non-Hollywood Productions + Box Office Flops Top Satellite Awards

A Prophet with Tahar Rahim. Directed by Jacques Audiard from a screenplay by Audiard and Thomas Bidegain – itself from “an original screenplay” by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillit – A Prophet is one of several non-U.S. productions that found space on the London Film Critics' nominations roster. Best […]

Louis Delluc Prize for Violent Prison Drama & Blockbuster Surprise + Honorees Julianne Moore & Jason Reitman

A Prophet with Tahar Rahim, winner of the Louis Delluc Prize. Jacques Audiard's violent prison drama chronicles the difficulties facing a young Frenchman of Algerian ancestry who, after being sent to jail for six years, must navigate between two warring factions while behind bars: the Corsicans and the Muslims. Shades […]

NBR: Carey Mulligan Pushes Meryl Streep Aside & Fave Clint Eastwood Returns

Up in the Air with George Clooney and Vera Farmiga. As the United States remains mired in one of its worst economic crises ever, the National Board of Review (NBR) has selected Jason Reitman's Up in the Air – the story of a frequent-flying, company-downsizing expert – as the year's […]