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Tag archive for Michael Fassbender

Movie Review: ’12 Years a Slave’ Is A Tour de Force

Movie Review: ’12 Years a Slave’ Is A Tour de Force

Based on the book of the same name, 12 Years a Slave chronicles the years when Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Often overlooked at the time of its 1853 publication — and even for decades afterward — it’s the true,…

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Movie Review: ‘The Counselor’ Is an Intriguing and Ambitious Failure

Movie Review: ‘The Counselor’ Is an Intriguing and Ambitious Failure

There has been much anticipation for The Counselor due to it’s uniformly great cast, directing credit from Ridley Scott, but mostly for being the first original screenplay from famed Southern-Gothic author Cormac McCarthy. What’s immediately apparent is that everyone involved are clearly talented. However, that…

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Movie Review: Haywire

Movie Review: Haywire

If online and offline accounts are to be trusted, filmmaker Steven Soderbergh discovered mixed-martial-arts fighter Gina Carano three years ago on TV as she pummeled an under-matched, under-skilled opponent into submission.

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Movie Review: Shame

Movie Review: Shame

Steve McQueen’s second film, Shame, an uncompromising exploration of sexual addiction, premiered several months ago at the Venice Film Festival.

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