FSHG’s Favourite 50(+) Films: 2010-2019

Against all odds, Father Gore gives you 50(+) of his favourite films this decade had to offer.

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“My life is like an empty cylinder”: Modern Cowboys & Daddy Issues in THE SISTERS BROTHERS

Jacques Audiard’s film adaptation of THE SISTERS BROTHERS deals with the Wild West becoming a modern world.

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YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE: Violence and Reclaiming Narratives of Abuse

Lynne Ramsay’s YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE is an auteur’s vision of a revenge flick – a character study full of symbolism.

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WE OWN THE NIGHT Examines a Family’s Violent Intersection at the Edge of Criminality & Law

This film never gets the credit it deserves. But it’s one of the best post-2000 crime-thrillers out there, directed/written by the one and only James Gray.

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THE MASTER: Two Men in Love on a Journey Towards Meaning

An unauthorised, fictional version of L. Ron Hubbard’s life, and also a love letter between two men who’ll never fully be able to express that love.

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Chaos, Colourful Characters, & Paranoia in Oliver Stone’s U Turn

U Turn. 1997. Directed by Oliver Stone. Screenplay by John Ridley, from his book Stray Dogs. Starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Voight, Powers Boothe, Laurie Metcalf & Liv Tyler. Phoenix Pictures/Illusion Entertainment Group/Clyde Is Hungry Films/Canal+ Droits Audiovisuels. Rated R. 125 minutes. Crime/Drama/Thriller ★★★★★  OliverContinue reading “Chaos, Colourful Characters, & Paranoia in Oliver Stone’s U Turn”

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