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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 Continue reading

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Coldwater

Powerful and affecting, “Coldwater” is a must-see. Continue reading

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Snitch

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

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Lockout

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

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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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Zombie Death House (1987)

Pretty much everything you’d expect, but not much more. Continue reading

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