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Watch: Find Out Who's Watching Who In New Trailer For Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' With Ryan Reynolds & Mireille Enos

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2014 4:06 PM
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Atom Egoyan went to the Cannes Film Festival this spring with this latest effort, "The Captive," and the results were not good. Not even close. Our own Jessica Kiang noted that were boos scattered at her screening, and her savage reviewed called the film a "lurid, credulity-stretching" dud, and something of a "Prisoners"-lite as it also tackles a missing child, and the consequences that fall out on her parents and those around them.

Cannes Review: Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' Starring Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 16, 2014 8:33 AM
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Have you ever Xeroxed a picture repeatedly until the image became so degraded that only the highest-contrast elements of the original remained? Imagine doing that with Denis Villeneuve’s “Prisoners,” the other Canadian-directed child abduction movie, and you’d get something like Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive.”

AMC Launching 'The Walking Dead' Spin-Off Series In 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 12:54 PM
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AMC clearly knows which side their bread is buttered on, and who is spreading. Even with "Breaking Bad" coming to an end in two weeks, they've already greenlit a prequel series, centered around sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. And now, the network's other smash success show is also expanding, with AMC clearly taking a page from their major studio counterparts.

'The Killing' Star Mireille Enos & Scott Speedman Join Atom Egoyan's 'Queen Of The Night' With Ryan Reynolds

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2012 6:08 PM
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These days, if you're not making studio tentpoles, financing is hard to come by. So it's no surprise that Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, who hasn't made a feature since 2009's softcore drama "Chloe," is striking while the iron is hot. He's already wrapped on "Devil's Knot," his West Memphis Three drama starring Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Dane DeHaan and more. And not only is next movie, "Queen of the Night," gearing up fast, but an actress is keen to work with him again.

Review: 'Citizen Gangster' Hits All The Familiar Notes Of The Bank Robber Subgenre

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 25, 2012 8:05 PM
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Edwin Alonzo Boyd was one of Canada’s prominent bank robbers following World War II. A splashy, glamorous war vet with a flair for theatrics, he managed to swindle several financial institutions in between two daring prison breaks, all in the name of his wife and children. And yet, the reason why this story hasn’t circulated all that much before “Citizen Gangster” is because Boyd’s story really is a whole lot like any other bank robber’s. Once you’ve seen a few of these movies, there’s not a whole lot of variation.

Review: 'The Vow' Is For People Who Like To Get Teddy Bears On Valentine's Day

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • February 9, 2012 11:55 AM
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The things that got us verklempt in the last week include the latest episode of “Downton Abbey” and the “Halftime in America” Chrysler ad with Clint Eastwood. Clearly, it doesn’t take much, but noticeably absent from that list is the would-be weepy “The Vow,” starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. We even came prepared for tears, Boy Scout-style, with tissues in our pockets, but they’re still there, waiting to make a linty mess out of our laundry. The film isn’t as bad as what it looks like--the Chinatown knockoff equivalent of a Nicholas Sparks movie--but that doesn’t mean that those outside the target audience won’t find it a painful experience.

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