Film

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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.

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“The Martian” weaves together two contrasting human needs, to endure and to explore, into a tale where survival depends on doing the unprecedented.

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“Sleeping with Other People,” does fall back on some of the same conventions of the genre, but with some great jokes, a great cast and a few surprising touches, the movie succeeds at overcoming those pitfalls.

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The political message of the film is clear — the working class hero fights the good fight against the wealthy and powerful who will do anything to keep their power intact.

We don’t have our Breakfast Club yet; we don’t have our Ferris Bueller. Without such stories and characters, we remain faceless in the chronicles of history.

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This is a comedy that teaches to forgive, and some audience members will disagree with it. But if you’re the kind of person who can sidestep the political dance, you’ll come back to this movie more than once, and you’ll like it more each time.

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The FBI has warned that consumption of this documentary by film students may induce new symptoms such as wanting to make another gangster film that adds nothing to the genre and doesn’t do anything “The Departed” did more meaningfully.

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The trailer won’t tell you exactly what’s going on, plot-wise, and that actually ends up being one of its strengths.

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And so we see a difference in ideology between these two directors. Joon-ho has taken us forward and backwards, only to abandon the two altogether and move outside. Mundruczo has taken us up and down and then back up to see the world with newfound awareness.