READ MY LIPS (Jacques Audiard)
This is a perverse psychological thriller about a near-deaf woman (Emmanuelle Devos) working at a development company who hires an ex-con (Vincent Cassel) as her assistant and becomes involved in a plot to rip off a large sum of money from a crooked club owner. Audiard (Vénus Beauté) here is heavily influenced by the following-too-closely camera style of the Dardennes Brothers (Rosetta). The intentional use of a very shallow visual field can be annoying, and makes the film feel claustrophobic. Worth a look for the performances -- Cassel (The Crimson Rivers, Brotherhood Of The Wolf) is always good, and Devos has an interesting line on wounded defensiveness. 115 minutes.