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Steven Soderbergh

Logan Lucky (2017)

Logan Lucky (2017) is a comedy-heist set in the Deep South, featuring the exploits of Jimmy (Channing Tatum) as he convinces his brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and sister Mellie (Riley Keogh) to participate in a daring and over-the-top…

Logan Lucky (2017)

In 2013, Steven Soderbergh famously announced his retirement from feature filmmaking.  While promoting Side Effects, his announcement ended three years of speculation and reflected his dissatisfaction regarding the Hollywood filmmaking…

Side Effects (2013)

Back when Basic Instinct became a huge hit there were a number of movies that tried to emulate its success, either just by coincidence or by design. Films like Malice, The Last Seduction, Original Sin, Jade and Wild Things are just a sample…

Challenging Cinema

The eagerness for Steve McQueen’s latest film, Twelve Years a Slave (2013), comes as no surprise after the success of both his first foray into feature films, Hunger (2008), and the highly anticipated follow up, Shame (2011). As a Turner…

Side Effects (2013)

Having enjoyed 2011’s Contagion, I was looking forward to another Steven Soderbergh offering. Sadly I was to be disappointed. Rooney Mara (best known for her role as Lisbeth Salander in the 2011 English language remake of The Girl With…

Side Effects (2013)

Meds madness Side Effects is an elegant looking and watchable but ultimately shallow feature from Steven Soderbergh (he says it will be his last) in which the taking of anti-depressants leads to mayhem for a young couple with issues.…