This Oscar season is full of intriguing movies. Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty. But even among the hyperstylized films, there is only one that can be called a Whale Movie. That’s Rust and Bone, a French film starring Marion Cotillard as a double-amputee whale trainer. How does this arty movie compare to other Whale Movies, though? In particular, how does it stack up against the 1993 family film Free Willy and the 1977 horror movie Orca?
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