Russell Crowe

Boy Erased

Lucas Hedges stars as Jared Eamons, a happy if conflicted 19-year-old freshman and the son of devout Baptists Marshall (Russell Crowe) and Nancy (Nicole Kidman). But when Jared finds himself attracted to, and then sexually assaulted by, an attractive dorm-mate (Joe Alwyn), his internal struggle with his sexuality becomes a very public problem, as word …

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Boy Erased

In Boy Erased, Lucas Hedges shows that his Oscar nomination was no fluke. As Southern boy Jared Eamons, he’s a good kid that seems to live on the periphery of his own life. He flinches when his girlfriend reaches for him (hiding behind the excuse of being decent and respectful), and finds it easier just …

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The Nice Guys

Set in Los Angeles in 1977, The Nice Guys finds private eye Holland March and hired heavy Jackson Healy crossing paths in search of a missing girl, Amelia (Margaret Qualley). They soon realize their shared purpose, and team up in spite of their rather distinct and sometimes conflicting personalities. As they delve deeper and deeper …

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The Water Diviner

Directed by and starring Russell Crowe, The Water Diviner is an ambitious film that incorporates elements of romance, adventure, tragedy, action, and drama. You could simply call it a war movie, but really, the main thing you need to know is that The Water Diviner is about a grieving man with frying pan hands. Connor …

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Noah

How does one start to summarize Darren Aronofsky’s interpretation of the Biblical story of Noah? Noah (Russell Crowe) and his family are trudging through the pre-flood world that sure looks a lot like a volcanic wasteland (I half expected to see Viggo Mortensen and his shopping cart off in the distance). Mankind has really screwed …

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Gladiator

This is an Epic with a capital “E”, that’s for sure. Swords, and tigers, and blood, oh my! Actually, a lot of blood. Muddy armies hacking each other to bits (literally), people cut in half, penetrating arrows, and watch for the double-sword decapitation (“Aaaahhh!” gasps the audience in appreciation). I don’t think I’ve been so …

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Broken City

After shooting a man involved with the rape and murder of a young inner-city woman, police officer Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is tried for murder. While it’s clear that the man he killed was up to no good in general, there’s little evidence that Taggart had reason to shoot him when he did. Though perilously …

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