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Michael Fassbender

Terribly True

by John Rodat November 6, 2013

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  First, the easy stuff: Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is very powerfully and efficiently written, tremendously well cast and acted and deliberately and surely directed. In short, it’s an excellent movie, which is not ...

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Lovely and Horrible

by Shawn Stone June 14, 2012

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On an examination table in an antiseptic environment, a pair of scientists poke and prod at the well-preserved head of a humanoid alien. “I think,” one woman says to the other, “we can trick [the brain] ...

Crazy for You

by Laura Leon February 1, 2012

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  We’ve come to expect nasty creatures or literal out-of-body experiences (complete with fluids of all types) in David Cronenberg’s movies. While A Dangerous Method doesn’t quite veer into Naked Lunch or Dead Ringers territory, it ...

Kick Girl

by Ann Morrow January 26, 2012

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“The motives are strictly professional?” asks Paul, a debonair contract killer (Michael Fassbender). “The motive is money,” responds an incredulous Kenneth (Ewan McGregor), the slippery manipulator behind a shadowy black-ops company. “The motive is always ...

Sex Negative

by John Rodat January 26, 2012

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Steve McQueen’s Shame might be as good as its hype—if, that is, you’re willing to accept certain prejudices about promiscuity or sexual behavior, generally. There are explicit indications that the lead character, Brandon (Michael Fassbender), and ...

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