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    20 Best Prison Films (Part 2 of 2)

    10- Bronson (2008) Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Genre: Bio-pic, Prison film, Drama, Audacious and cutting-edge cinema that is high in energy, often-funny, violent, very smart, dark, intelligent and disturbing. There have been many films about the prison experience, but Nicolas Winding Refn’s mannered biopic is the first to examine its incarcerated subject not as […] More

  • The Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 Part 3 (Revised)

    120- The Cove (2009) Directed by Louie Psihoyos Genre: Documentary Winner of the best documentary at this years Academy Awards, The Cove is an astounding piece of investigative journalism that plays out like a heist movie. It is overwhelming, compelling and will set your heart racing, while never overshadowing its message. Documentaries don’t get more […] More

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    Bronson

    BRONSON (cue “Digital Versicolor” by Glass Candy) While non-Americans win very few of the top acting awards at the Oscars, we see it happen from time to time (Daniel Day-Lewis, Roberto Benigni, etc). As a result, I’d love to see Tom Hardy, the English actor who brilliantly portrays Michael Gordon Pederson in Bronson, be considered […] More

  • Fall Movie Preview

    Originally Posted in Creative Loafing. With the loud, dumb and often-disappointing summer movie season behind us, I go into fall with some optimism. There’s a good amount of work by reliable writers and filmmakers, which gives the season a lot of potential. And it’s our first bombardment of Oscar Bait, with many of the titles […] More