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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: 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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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