The Hidden Face

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The Hidden Face (La Cara Oculta), is a surprising gem of a film. The film is set in the sprawling city of Bogota, Columbia. A well-respected conductor from Spain by the name of Adrian (Quim Gutiérrez) falls in love with a girl named Belen (Clara Lago). The relationship is going great until one day she disappears. Adrian looks for quite a long time, trying to locate his ex-girlfriend, as she is presumably still alive. She leaves behind a video tape, explaining why she was leaving, but the whole thing is a prank gone horribly wrong.

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It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World: The Hilarious Male Meta Cinema of Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths

What to do when you're in the desert: the psychopaths Marty (Colin Farrell), Hans (Christopher Walken), and Billy (Sam Rockwell) talk things and stuff.

Over the last few decades, Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson have made a career out of playing a wacko on the big screen or two. Therefore it’s hardly surprising that they joined a nice ensemble cast spearheaded by Irishman Colin Farrell for Seven Psychopaths, the second feature by In Bruges director Martin McDonagh.

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The Higher They Rise, The Steeper They Fall: The Rise and Fall, and Rise of the American Gangster Movie

The Public Enemy
James Cagney was the quintessential movie gangster of the 1930s, here in The Public Enemy.

Seemingly always en vogue, gangsters have been especially so in recent years. The grand seigneur of American cinema, Martin Scorsese, finally won his long-deserved first Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for The Departed in 2007. Michael Mann’s 2009 effort Public Enemies was a big-budget production with high-dollar stars.

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