Refn’s Bronson is a Surreal Character Study of Lonely Violence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMJ1c3qxOWc Bronson. 2008. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Screenplay by Brock Norman Brock & Refn. Starring Tom Hardy, Matt King, James Lance, Amanda Burton, Kelly Adams, Juliet Oldfield, Jonathan Phillips, Mark Powley, Hugh Ross, Joe Tucker, Gordon Brown, & Charlie Whyman. Str8jacket Creations/Vertigo Films/Aramid Entertainment Fund. Rated 14A. 92 minutes. Biography/Crime/Drama ★★★★1/2 Time and again …

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In Bruges: Comedy, Crime, Cheeky Cunts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6-Gpasi79c In Bruges. 2008. Directed & Written by Martin McDonagh. Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Jérémie Renier, Thekla Reuten, Eric Godon, &  Ciarán Hinds. Scion Films/Blueprint Pictures/Focus Features. Rated 18A. 107 minutes. Comedy/Crime/Drama ★★★★★ Martin McDonagh is a treasure. His writing in all forms is exceptional and he's often very capable of subversive …

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The Bleeding Religion of Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs

Martyrs. 2008. Directed & Written by Pascal Laugier. Starring Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin, Patricia Tulasne, Juliette Gosselin, Xavier Dolan, Louise Boisvert, and Jean-Marie Moncelet. Canal+. Rated R. 99 minutes. Drama/Horror ★★★★★ Martyrs is most definitely a bloody, gory, savage film from beginning to end. Of course those bits alternate, as well as the …

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Jack Bauer v. Supernatural Forces in MIRRORS

Mirrors. 2008. Directed by Alexandre Aja. Screenplay by Alexandre Aja & Grégory Levasseur; based on the film Into the Mirror by Sung-ho Kim. Starring Keifer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, Amy Smart, Mary Beth Peil, John Shrapnel, Jason Flemyng, Julian Glover, and Ezra Buzzington. New Regency Pictures. Rated 18A. 110 minutes. Horror/Mystery/Thriller ★★★ For …

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The Redemption Song of Anvil: The Story of Anvil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF4H8lB2Y_o Anvil: The Story of Anvil. 2008.  Dir. Sacha Gervasi. Starring Anvil. Abramorama. Unrated. 80 minutes. Documentary - Biography/Music. ★★★★★ Before this film, I had only briefly heard of Anvil by thumbing through old metal records in my search for bands that had escaped mainstream eyes. I never much gave them a listen, and it …

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