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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: 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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    Meet Jack O'Connell, the Unknown Actor Angelina Jolie Cast As Her Leading Man

    At 23, Jack O’Connell has been a mainstay in British cinema for close to a decade, but he's about to break out in a big way.

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    Watch: First Trailer For Berlin Sensation '71' Led By Rising Star Jack O'Connell

    Don't forget the name Jack O'Connell. You'll be hearing it a lot very soon, particularly during the awards season when he leads Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken." Regular Playlist readers know we've sung his praises following his performance in the prison drama "Starred Up," and he turned our heads again ...

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    On The Rise 2014: 12 Actors To Watch

    In Hollywood, you can be on top of the world one minute, and then a public indiscretion, or a handful of box office disasters, or the simple fact of getting old, can each result in fewer and fewer calls (you can count on hearing from Millennium Entertainment no matter what). Bad news for the old gua...

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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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    Watch: New Trailer For WWII Survival Saga 'Unbroken' Directed By Angelina Jolie

    "I wasn't really looking for something of this size," Angelina Jolie told the LA Times earlier this year about taking on "Unbroken" for her sophomore directorial feature. "But the way Laura [Hillenbrand] writes about him is the way I like to read about people. It was like I was witnessing the birth ...

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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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    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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