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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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    'Starred Up': Staggering Prison Drama, Now Streaming, Is the Best of This and Many Other Weeks

    With a fiery central performance and a dynamite script, "Starred Up" is well worth your hard-earned VODollars.

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    Review: Why 'Starred Up,' With Jack O'Connell, Isn't Your Average Prison Drama

    Jack O'Connell is terrific in this moving tale of a father and son united behind bars.

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    Watch: Trailer for David Mackenzie's Violent Prison Drama 'Starred Up' is Suffocating in a Very Exciting Way

    The trailer for David Mackenzie's "Starred Up" shows just how claustrophobic a prison can be yet simultaneously how much violence can take place inside.

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    Tribeca Video: 'Starred Up' Director on Deciphering Prison-Slang and Getting His Film Seen

    On Monday night, Indiewire's Eric Kohn spoke with David Mackenzie and Jack O'Connell about their prison drama, "Starred Up," which currently plays at Tribeca. The moderated talk is part of a series of "Meet the Filmmaker" conversations that are being hosted at two of New York's Apple Stores.

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    AMC Hires Brian Percival and David Mackenzie to Direct Its New Pilots 'Knifeman' and 'Galyntine'

    AMC's been trying to step up the pace of its original series game with two more pilots in the works -- "Knifeman" and "Galyntine," both of which are being considered for series in 2015.

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    Watch: 10-Minute 'Starred Up' Talk With Jack O'Connell & David Mackenzie Featuring New Footage

    So, how much do we dig the upcoming prison drama "Starred Up" directed by David Mackenzie and featuring rising star Jack O'Connell in the lead role? Kinda unequivocally. We called it "an instant classic of the prison movie genre" in our review out of the Goteborg Film Festival, which pretty much say...

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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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    Göteborg Review: 'Starred Up' Is An Instant Classic Of The Prison Movie Genre

    What a glorious, freezing, snowy Swedish Monday at the Göteborg International Film Festival it was, because, for a non-Sundance attendee like me, it yielded the first truly great film of 2014. “Starred Up” (which, OK fine, actually premiered at Telluride last year) is an instant classic of the priso...

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    Watch: Trailer For Prison Pic 'Starred Up,' Director David Mackenzie To Helm Former David O. Russell Film 'The Mission'

    Led by what we called "a stunning, incendiary performance" by Jack O'Connell in a movie that's "authentic, but capable of lyricism," you'd be wise to put "Starred Up" on your radar for 2014 (yep, it's one of the 21 Best Films We've Seen already, that are coming this year). But if you need a bit more...

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