Posts Tagged ‘prison’
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British Film Focus

Terry Gilliam's new film, a hardcore British prison drama and Tom Hardy does "Phone Booth" in a car
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Powerful and affecting, "Coldwater" is a must-see.

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The Rock serves up some vigilante justice in "Snitch." Unfortunately, the schizophrenic plot muddles any and all potential for social commentary.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Die Another Day”

A rocket ride that tests the threshold of craziness and coherence, emerges a top-10 Bond and is the likely swan song of gadget-driven, gee-whiz, what-if 007s.


The Samaritan

"The Samaritan" is a convoluted mess of a movie. Not even the likes of Samuel L Jackson could save this crime thriller from mediocrity.

Crime After Crime

Debbie Peagler's compelling story about struggling to see life outside of a prison cell will leave you with a newfound respect for the kindness of strangers.



Taken on terms of arrested-adolescence action movies, "Lockout" finds itself in pass-fail territory. Consider it a success by way of social promotion.

Into the Abyss

A master of the art of documentary, Werner Herzog outdoes himself once again with this cerebral look at murder from the convicts' perspective and the state's.


Heroes of the Zeroes: Death Race

"Death Race" — the most epically loaded triple-cheeseburger action movie since "Con Air" — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Zombie Death House (1987)

Pretty much everything you'd expect, but not much more.


Heroes of the Zeroes: 25th Hour

"25th Hour" — Spike Lee's masterpiece about post-9/11 angst — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films from 2000 to 2009.