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

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 IContinue reading “Refn’s Bronson is a Surreal Character Study of Lonely Violence”

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FELON: Justice v. Revenge Amongst the Horrors of the American Penal System

What happens when a normal man accidentally kills someone trying to rob his home? FELON answers the terrifying question.

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Down the Social Rabbit Hole with The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment. 2015. Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez. Screenplay by Tim Talbott. Starring Billy Crudup, Michael Angarano, Moises Arias, Nicholas Braun, Gaius Charles, Keir Gilchrist, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Mann, Ezra Miller, Logan Miller, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, James Wolk, Nelsan Ellis, and Olivia Thirlby. Coup d’Etat Films/Sandbar Pictures/Abandon Pictures. Rated 14A. 122Continue reading “Down the Social Rabbit Hole with The Stanford Prison Experiment”

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Jack O’Connell Gets STARRED UP

Starred Up. 2014. Dir. David Mackenzie. Starring Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Raphael Sowole, Anthony Welsh, David Ajala, Rupert Friend, and Sam Spruell. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Not Rated. 106 minutes. Drama ★★★★★ Starred Up (the slang prison term for a criminal who is transferred early from an institution for young offenders to an adult correctionalContinue reading “Jack O’Connell Gets STARRED UP”

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Pusher II: With Blood On My Hands – One Criminal & a Baby

Refn’s sequel to his 1st PUSHER film is another bleak trip to Copenhagen’s underworld.

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