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christina hendricks

God’s Pocket (2014)

The compulsion to experience life the other side of the camera is clearly a strong one for actors. John Slattery of Mad Men fame (where he also tested his skills directing a few episodes) is the latest in a long line to try with his debut…

Struck By Lightning (2012)

Chris Colfer plays Carson Philips, a young man first introduced to the audience just moments before he is struck by a lightning bolt that kills him. We may already know how things will end for Carson, but that doesn't stop everyone getting…

Detachment (2011)

Detachment is a movie about teachers and about weltschmertz. Specifically, it is a movie about temp teacher Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody), and his experience as a 30-days substitute teacher at at high school in a particularly troubled and…

Ginger & Rosa (2012)

Red hair and tears Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa is a movie that's both ambitious and narrow. It primarily focuses on the quite limited lives, momentous only to them, of two teenage girls. But Potter chooses to stage her dual,…

Ginger & Rosa (2012)

Ginger & Rosa may well be the most pretentious film of the year, and the most unintentionally hilarious. Frankly it's so far up its own arse it can't find a decent story to tell or a surprising twist to throw out. Ginger (Elle Fanning)…

Life As We Know It (2010)

Perhaps it's the fact that she seems to get herself a bad reputation, perhaps it's the fact that she's not a very good actress, perhaps it's the fact that her choice of movie roles, quite frankly, suck but there's just something easy to…

Drive (2011)

2011 was Ryan Gosling’s year, and Drive was his crowning achievement. Or so the polls would have us believe. Nicholas Winding Refn’s movie, about a nameless driver who gets mixed up a dodgy robbery, topped virtually every end-of-year…

Drive (2011)

At the wheel  Drive, directed by Nicola Winding Refn, which showed at many festivals before opening including Cannes and Toronto, is a violent LA thriller that's too nasty to recommend to the faint of heart. An eye gouged out. An arm slit…