Posts with the tag Joel Edgerton.

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Review: Black Mass

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  September 24, 2015 @ 6:09pm

As cold and uninviting as its subject, Black Mass is a competently made and star-studded look at the true life and crimes of legendary Boston mobster, James "Whitey" Bulger. The admittedly chilling source material somehow never manages to deliver any chills.

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Review: The Gift

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  July 31, 2015 @ 7:27am

The creative potential on display in Joel Edgerton's The Gift is remarkably refreshing. The actor-turned-director, who also wrote the screenplay, has composed a skillful and assured directorial debut. It's a sly contemporary suspense-thriller, without the mindless sex and violence that plagues the genre. We could use a few more of these.

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