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    Watch: 3-Minute Clip From Acclaimed Prison Drama 'Starred Up' With Jack O'Connell Kicks Off

    "I knew I wanted to make a film that played straight down the bat of realism. Even if there were some poetic moments in there I just wanted to be straight and not messing around with other things," director David Mackenzie told us earlier this year about his prison drama "Starred Up."

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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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    Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Best Actor Contenders

    In an effort to cut off the head and put a stake in the heart of the awards season for a few months, last week saw us running down a few of the Best Picture possibilities for the 2014/2015 Oscars. Namely, the movies that are likely to dominate discussions in the back six of the next twelve months.

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    Review: ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ Starring Eva Green & Sullivan Stapleton

    In 2006, Zack Snyder took the movie world by storm with “300,” a muscular, testosterone-fueled adaptation of a Frank Miller swords-and-sandals graphic novel which took Robert Rodriguez’s“Sin City” concept—painting the comic book pages right onto the screen—to the next level, and arguably, its zenith...

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    Rising Star Jack O'Connell To Lead Universal's Spy Flick 'Section 6'

    Jack O'Connell has long had it figured out, put forth a plan and it is seeing it bear fruit. Already earning strong notices for his turn in "Starred Up" and impressing us further with his performance in the Berlin Film Festival war drama "71," when we caught up with him at the Berlinale, the actor r...

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    Watch: 3-Minute Olympic Preview For Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'

    While he didn't take home any medals, Olympian Louis Zamperini was fast enough that, at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Adolf Hitler requested a meeting. But a few years later, Zamperini would find his mettle tested in ways he never imagined. And Angelina Jolie will tell his tale.

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    Interview: Jack O'Connell On '71,' 'Starred Up,' Working With Angelina Jolie & Getting Spray Tanned For '300' Sequel

    It’s February 2014 and it’s more than likely that, if you live in America, you’d have a hard time picking Jack O’Connell out of a line-up. But by year’s end we’ll wager that will have changed as by then, if there’s any justice in the world both “Starred Up” the fantastic prison drama that we caught ...

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    Berlin Review: '71' Starring Jack O’Connell An Outstanding, Bloody, Meditation On The Personal Cost Of Conflict

    While the odds of seeing two truly extraordinary, brutal but brilliant British films in as many weeks are fairly long, the chances of both films starring the same relative unknown, in two similarly impressive yet fundamentally different performances, must be exponentially smaller. But we should buy ...

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    Exclusive: Poster War Drama '71' Starring Jack O'Connell, Premiering At The Berlin Film Festival Plus Pics & Clip

    While he might not be gracing the cover of magazines just yet, but the time 2014 is over, Jack O'Connell should be. The actor has steadily been earning buzz from his breakout role on "Skins," his appearance in "This Is England" and his star-making turn in the forthcoming prison drama "Starred Up" (r...

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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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