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Review: Philosophical Thriller 'After The Dark' Collapses Under A Nifty Concept

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • February 3, 2014 7:06 PM
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After The Dark
If you've ever taken a philosophy class in high-school or university, then John Huddles' new film “After The Dark” is going to hook you within its first three minutes. Depending on whether you were completely bored or absorbed in this class will determine how much you'll connect to this movie, which plays out more like an adaptation of a philosophy student's first, second and final thesis paper draft than an original screenplay written by Huddles himself. If, on the other hand, you've never had the pleasure of learning about Socrates' endless questioning or Plato's allegories about caves you might walk away thinking that philosophy classes are actually like this. Please don't.

'Animal Kingdom' Star Ben Mendelsohn & Sophie Lowe Join 'The Grandmothers' With Naomi Watts & Robin Wright

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2012 6:29 PM
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While his turn as the unstable Pope in "Animal Kingdom" turned heads, Ben Mendelsohn's first couple attempts to conquer Hollywood haven't quite worked out. Last fall he featured in"Killer Elite" and the disastrous Nic Cage/Nicole Kidman vehicle "Trespass." But, looking much more promising, he's got "Cogan's Trade" and "The Place Beyond The Pines" hitting theaters (or at least festivals) sometime this year, and he's lining up another project with some serious predigree.

Noir-Throwback Poster For Michael Henry's Revenge Thriller 'Blame'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 20, 2011 3:01 AM
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Here's the first noir-throwback, Saul Bass-inspired poster for Michael Henry's taut Aussie thriller "Blame" which premiered at TIFF last year and was described in our review as a "a lean, terrific and admirable first feature-length effort."

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