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"Free Fire" Is a Misfire Despite Killer Cast

"Free Fire" Is a Misfire Despite Killer Cast
With his new slapstick shoot-‘em-up, Free Fire, British writer-director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise) seems on the verge of moving from cult film favorite to a more mainstream career. The movie is getting by far the widest U.S. release of his six theatrical features, its high-profile cast includes recent Oscar winner Brie Larson, and no... Read more »

Not Just Kid Stuff: "Stray Bullets" Shows Younger Fessenden Has Some Chops

Not Just Kid Stuff: "Stray Bullets" Shows Younger Fessenden Has Some Chops
It’s been about a decade since the release of The Last Winter, the last feature indie horror auteur Larry Fessenden (Habit, Wendigo) wrote and directed, but he certainly hasn’t been idle over those years. He’s worked as a character actor, with roles in dozens of independent features and shorts; served as producer or executive producer... Read more »
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