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Today’s film is the 2001 short The Follow. The film, which was part of BMW’s The Hire series, is written by Andrew Kevin Walker, and directed by Wong Kar Wai. It stars Adriana Lima, Forest Whitaker, Mickey Rourke, and Clive Owen. Over the course of a career spanning nearly 30 years, Owen has been seen in movies such as Gosford Park, Closer, Children of Men, and Shoot ‘Em Up. His newest feature, titled Words and Pictures, opens in limited release in American theatres this weekend.
- Deepayan Sengupta
The easiest way to appreciate the greatness of NBC's "Hannibal," which begins its second season tomorrow night at 10, is to look at almost any of the other serial killer dramas that are littering primetime, from CBS' unkillable "Criminal Minds" to Fox's moronic "The Following" to A&E's upcoming Chloe Sevigny-waster "Those Who Kill." There are too many of these shows, and almost all of them get off on the same fetishized scenes of bound-and-gagged victims whimpering while their leering abductor prepares to do something horrible to them, and almost all of them feature heroes who often seem too stupid to function, the better to allow their cackling opponents free rein. HBO's brilliant "True Detective" has managed to sidestep most of these sick, tired landmines by focusing almost entirely on its two heroes and what motivates them, avoiding graphic imagery whenever possible, and leaving its killer as an unseen bogeyman »
- Alan Sepinwall
2 items from 2014
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