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Scoot McNairy

Sleepless (2017)

A lean, relentlessly paced barrage of woozy getaways and brutal brawls, Sleepless Night is a gritty French thriller following a complex action hero whose toughness barely masks his exhaustion and desperation. This cliche riddled American…

Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

It's fair to say that the past two weeks have been quite turbulent, to put it mildly, in the world of politics. The referendum result that should lead to the UK exiting the EU sent shockwaves around the country, and the entire world. David…

Frank: Interview with Lenny Abrahamson

A film inspired by the life of cult musician Frank Sidebottom that sees Michael Fassbender playing an avant-garde artist who never takes off a giant papier-mâché head was always going to be interesting. It also turned out to be rather good.…

Non-Stop (2014)

Liam Neelson brings a gravitas to the action genre that few other actors can match.  He needed every ounce of it in Non-Stop, both to give real impact to the story’s strengths and distract from its weaknesses. There’s a scene in which…

Frank (2014)

The first thing you notice about Frank is his face. Or to be more precise, the first thing you notice is that you cannot see his face. At all times, and this includes in the shower, he wears a giant fake head. If you think you might have…

Frank (2014)

It’s the well-known story, the familiar dream of making it big as a musician and leaving your old, ordinary life far behind. Such is the situation we find Jon in, played by Domhnall Gleeson, an office drone chained to his desk job who is…

Argo (2012)

Based on one of those many true stories that seems stranger than any fiction, Argo is a highly entertaining thriller that also has a rich vein of comedy running through the whole thing thanks to the absurdity of the central premise. It's…

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Andrew Dominik's meaty, vigorous and suitably violent third feature will have fans of the gritty low-level gangster genre just about satisfied mainly due to its cast of top-shelf performers. Brad Pitt is the devilishly cool, cynical…