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Sam Rockwell

EIFF 2016: Mr. Right (2016)

Mr. Right has a lot in the mix that film fans will find very familiar. In fact, it may seem so familiar to some that you'd need it to be very good indeed to feel worth your time. It's a good job it is then. Sam Rockwell stars as a hitman…

The Way, Way Back (2013)

The Way, Way Back is yet another coming-of-age story, this time about a fourteen year old who is dragged to his mum’s boyfriend’s beach house for some Summer family bonding. Stuck in his socially awkward skin and rejected by his (fairly…

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

If Martin McDonagh needs to take four years between every release, he’s welcome to do so as long as they come out like this. In Bruges was very good, but Seven Psychopaths is a step up, and that’s not just because there’s a dog in it.…

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

For many people, Cowboys & Aliens was a very disappointing blockbuster movie and it was dismissed by many others when it appeared to "underperform" at the box office. Well, I think that we had some definite disappointments in 2011 but…

Lawn Dogs (1997)

Roger Ebert memorably described Lawn Dogs as resembling an accident at the symbol factory, and it's hard to disagree. It is an interesting fairy-tale - literally - with 10 year old Devon, in a voice over, intoning the story of Babi Yaga the…

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Faded stars trek far to break away from conventions. . . . . . . . . Galaxy Quest is brilliant. There, I said it. Job done. Review over. Okay, I guess I should say a little bit more than that. The story here concerns a set of actors who…