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Giovanni Ribisi

Results (2015)

Squats and lifts. . . In his unique previous film Computer Chess Andrew Bujalski showed he was ready to branch out. He also produced a strange and wonderful cult classic. Well, this time he does something completely different: a romantic…

Gangster Squad (2013)

Photoshopped Somebody up there at Warner Bros. must have realised that Gangster Squad, a cops-and-crooks story set in Los Angeles in the late Forties, is a terrible movie, despite its stellar cast. So they've released it in Hollywood's…

Gangster Squad (2013)

When Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad was first announced, with its stellar A-List cast, The Untouchables style plot and neo-noir aesthetic, one could be forgiven for expecting a gritty and brutal crime drama. The end result is anything but…

Ted (2012)

Seth MacFarlane has quite a fanbase nowadays. Personally, I am a big fan of Family Guy and will watch an episode whenever I have the good fortune to catch it on TV. I've only seen clips of American Dad! but it seems to be just as good,…

Contraband (2012)

Going astray -- just one more time January, in the US, is seen as Hollywood's dump-the-rubbish month. And that may be true, but it has its plus side. Movies that come out at this time are pleasantly free of Oscar pretension. You can let…

Contraband (2012)

Gritty, pumped and stylish Contraband has great action thriller DNA. Over the course of 100 or so minutes, the film ties the viewer’s stomach in knots refusing to release until the very end, as things go about as bad as they can go in the…

The Rum Diary (2011)

To members of a certain generation, one that predates me, at least, Hunter S Thompson is someone who "carries the illness forward for all us, always wearing the right coat while traveling outside the realms of possibility".   That language…