Starred Up

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Violent prison dramas with raw angry men desperately displaying their machismo just to survive the regime of brutality that pervades in jails always have an underlying tone of homo-eroticism in them. ‘Starred Up’ with a brilliant career-making performance from 23 year old Jack O’Connell is one such movie especially as it has the near-obligatory shower scene that ends … Continue reading

Synonyms : swapping your nationality is never easy

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  It is always so exhilarating to watch a powerful tour-de-force performance from a unknown actor that you know will become known as his breakthrough performance as stardom beckons. Such is the case of Israeli Tom Mercier who plays Yoav a conflicted young man who has just run away from Israel to Paris determined to … Continue reading

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