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What To Watch In Lockdown: True Detective

With its seedy characters, decadent setting and forlorn tone, True Detective season 1 bears all the marks of a neo-noir, Southern Gothic crime drama. But in the forgotten backwaters of rural Louisiana, darker forces are at play. The show follows detectives Rustin Cohle and Marty Hart, played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, as they […]

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Like many of acclaimed director-writer Martin McDonagh’s screenplays, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri weaves a complex and dark tale of hardship, with a tinge of Western sensitivity. Following the murder of her daughter, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) shakes up an otherwise sleepy town with her bold billboards that aim to shed light on an otherwise […]

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The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle is both an unfeigned, affective story and a fizzled mess. The film’s structure feels chaotic and unfocused, yet long and drawling – perhaps this was the intention of co-writer and director Destin Daniel Cretton, whose filmmaking echoes the uneasiness of the plot’s content. The film is adapted from Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir […]