The Movie of the Week, Plus a Giveaway

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Blue_EflyerMovies with the word “Blue” in the title seem to be having a moment–this summer’s unexpected blockbuster, Blue Jasmine, and this month’s Blue is the Warmest Color, which found an immediate audience in local theaters last week being my main evidence. What these two films really have in common is their award-worthy performances. Blue is the Warmest Color made cinematic history this summer by being named the first film to ever win the Cannes Film Festival’s top honor, the Palme d’Or, for both its director and its lead actress, Adèle Exarchopoulos, who plays an ingenue whose world ignites when she meets an older woman, Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris). Director Abdellatif Kechiche (The Secret of the Grain) outdoes himself with this film, and I strongly suggest you go see it sooner rather than later.  It’s playing at both BAM and Nitehawk Cinema. If this tip isn’t enough of an incentive, we’ve got a copy of the graphic novel by Julie Maroh on which the film is based, as well as a movie poster, to give away to a BB reader. Email us to enter; we’ll notify the winner Nov. 12.

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