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    Brutally Human: Dir. David Mackenzie on His Outstanding Genre Film "Starred Up"

    Revitalizing the prison film genre by means of raw authenticity and powerful performances, David Mackenzie's ‘”Starred Up” is a bold exploration into the violent mind in the absence of freedom.

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    Review: Jack O'Connell Gives A Breakthrough Performance In Prison Film Classic 'Starred Up'

    It was a glorious, freezing, snowy Monday evening at the Göteborg International Film Festival that yielded the first truly great film of 2014. “Starred Up” (which, fine, actually premiered at Telluride last year) is an instant classic of the prison movie genre, making a bona fide breakthrough star o...

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    Watch: First U.S. Trailer For Acclaimed Prison Drama 'Starred Up' Led By Jack O'Connell

    If you've had your ear to the ground, you've likely heard the faint rumbling of buzz behind "Starred Up." The prison drama steadily made its way through the festival circuit last year and into 2014, picking up acclaim wherever it stopped, including from our own team, with "Starred Up" making our 21 ...

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    The Cannes Field Manual: What To Expect From Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut ‘Lost River’

    By now in the Five Stages of Cannes Reaction, (1. Reaction 2. Backlash 3. Backlash to the backlash 4. Consensus 5. Moving On To Next Shiny Thing) we’re approaching the end of phase 4 with Ryan Gosling’s Un Certain Regard entry “Lost River.” It is a divisive film, though not as polarizing in the spec...

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    Cannes Review: Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River' Starring Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan & Matt Smith

    There's no bigger way for a movie star to paint a giant target on their back than by stepping behind the camera. More often than not, an actor making their directorial debut gets to do more or less whatever they want, and without anyone telling them no, the results can be indulgent and self-serving—...

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    Watch: Check Out a Creepy Matt Smith in This Surreal First Teaser From Ryan Gosling's Cannes Directorial Debut 'Lost River'

    With Cannes already halfway done, we are still waiting for one of the most anticipated films to hit the festival scene: Ryan Gosling's "Lost River." Luckily, a first teaser clip has arrived for the surreal fantasy film, previously entitled "How To Catch a Monster."

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    New Pics From Ryan Gosling's Cannes Contender 'Lost River'

    Yeah, we know. It's mostly been the Robert Pattinson show as we're heading into the Cannes Film Festival, but today brings a look at another film that already has folks very excited: Ryan Gosling's "Lost River." And a batch of new images have arrived for the movie that will be landing in the Un Cert...

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    Interview: Director David Mackenzie On The Cast And The Process Behind 'Starred Up' Plus Upcoming Projects

    One of the highlights of the Göteborg International Film Festival, and indeed one of the highlights of our year so far, was catching up with David Mackenzie’s “Starred Up," which, if you missed our review first time out, you can read all about here. The unflinching but brutally human prison drama is...

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