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Watch: 10-Minute 'Starred Up' Talk With Jack O'Connell & David Mackenzie Featuring New Footage

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2014 12:26 PM
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Starred Up
So, how much do we dig the upcoming prison drama "Starred Up" directed by David Mackenzie and featuring rising star Jack O'Connell in the lead role? Kinda unequivocally. We called it "an instant classic of the prison movie genre" in our review out of the Goteborg Film Festival, which pretty much says it all. And while the film is opening abroad this month, it's still taking its time to reach U.S. shores, hitting the Tribeca Film Festival next month before arriving in cinemas later this year. But a pretty compact little feature has arrived to give you a pretty good taste of what's to come.

Göteborg Review: 'Starred Up' Is An Instant Classic Of The Prison Movie Genre

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 28, 2014 12:02 PM
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Starred Up
What a glorious, freezing, snowy Swedish Monday at the Göteborg International Film Festival it was, because, for a non-Sundance attendee like me, it yielded the first truly great film of 2014. “Starred Up” (which, OK fine, actually premiered at Telluride last year) is an instant classic of the prison movie genre, that makes a bona fide breakthrough star of its lead Jack O’Connell (best known for British TV series “Skins”), while propelling director David Mackenzie’s previously solid career (which included highlights “Hallam Foe” and “Young Adam”) straight to Boss level in one fell swoop.

Watch: Trailer For Prison Pic 'Starred Up,' Director David Mackenzie To Helm Former David O. Russell Film 'The Mission'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2014 11:42 AM
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Starred Up
Led by what we called "a stunning, incendiary performance" by Jack O'Connell in a movie that's "authentic, but capable of lyricism," you'd be wise to put "Starred Up" on your radar for 2014 (yep, it's one of the 21 Best Films We've Seen already, that are coming this year). But if you need a bit more convincing, this excellent new trailer has dropped for the film which'll get your pulse racing.

New Images From 'Under The Skin,' 'Nebraska' & More Movies Headed To Telluride

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2013 6:05 PM
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Under The Skin
Yeah, we know, it's a bit ridiculous. Day one has just closed on the Venice Film Festival, Telluride kicks off in a couple days and by this time next week, the first 24 hours in TIFF will be nearing an end. It's that time of year, a bonanza of movie related goodness, and aren't you just glad it's not TV Spot #9 for some blockbuster movie you already forgot about? Long story short, there's a whole bunch of stuff headed to Colorado and with it some new images to go with it.

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