Film

Along with Attah, Elba sells the complex relationship these two characters have as the Commandant drags Agu deeper into the heart of darkness.

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The first shot is of an idyllic, modern home secluded in the Austrian countryside, which clearly means someone’s going to die. I don’t think there's ever been a film with an idyllic, secluded home that made me think, “This looks like a feel good story. No one could possibly die in this.” 

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Everything about “Sicario” is ruthless.

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Through numerous television appearances, speeches, and an autobiography "I Am Malala," the generalities of her story have become well known in the western world.

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Comedy heavyweight and so-called genius Judd Apatow said it best: the people behind National Lampoon magazine became all of modern comedy.

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Children’s tales need dense moral substance or they drift apart at the seams. “Pan” floats on from start to finish, unwilling or unable to choose a convincing core value, and there’s no wind in its sails to pull it back to course.

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The plot is simple, but it holds its excitement in the details of Philipe’s goals, which must be configured to make the final, incredible wire-walk possible.

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“Wildlike” is a quiet film. There is sparce dialogue, the characters mostly using facial expressions and body language to communicate complex emotion.

Sometimes the object captures the essence of a movie’s message, rather than simply emphasizes the desired effect.

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“Mississippi Grind” follows two pathetic gambling addicts on an odyssey across the South in search of enough money to break even. Ben Mendelsohn expertly plays Jerry, a sad real estate agent with a knack for losing money. He is easily drawn in by the fast-talking charms of Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), a younger version of Jerry who appears, at least at first, to win wherever Jerry loses, in poker and in life.