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Alia Shawkat

Green Room (2016)

Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin (2013) begins in media res, advancing with the tension of stretching a coiled slinky into garrotting wire, and ceasing on a moment of violence that snaps the instrument back into a thick, tangled wad. In most…

Green Room (2015)

First he took us to Blue Ruin, now we’re off to the Green Room. After leaving his smouldering mark following an impressive slow burn revenge thriller, Jeremy Saulnier had found a new bunch of people to terrify in his second colour coded…

Cedar Rapids (2011)

You’ll struggle to find a more insubstantial film than Cedar Rapids this year, a well cast but weakly stitched together comedy that encourages yawning over laughter. With talented comedic actors like Ed Helms and John C. Reilly onboard a…

Cedar Rapids (2011)

Comedies like Cedar Rapids are a dime a dozen; fish-out-of-water stories where a group of misfits are forced to work out their differences and everyone learns something (well, almost everyone). What keeps Cedar Rapids above water, albeit…