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Film, "The Rover": Dude, Where's My Post-Apocalyptic Landscape?

"The Rover": Dude, Where's My Post-Apocalyptic Landscape?

By now the world needs another after-the-apocalypse movie only slightly more than it needs an actual apocalypse. Yet Animal Kingdom director David Michôd will not be denied his lawless near-future Outback, where tough violent men drive really dirty trucks and…
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Film, David Michôd interview: "Animal Kingdom" director debuts strong

David Michôd interview: "Animal Kingdom" director debuts strong

Debut films usually come with qualifications. They have limited budgets and scopes. They get called "small," patted on the head, and judged on a curve. Which is precisely what Australian writer-director David Michôd, whose first feature, Animal Kingdom, opens this…
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Film, "Animal Kingdom": Aussie crime saga suffers for its ambition

"Animal Kingdom": Aussie crime saga suffers for its ambition

Happily sampling nasty beats and riffs from the Scorsese catalog, the new Aussie crime saga Animal Kingdom begins with a hushed but breath-holding set piece: A gawky lad watches TV on the couch next to his dozing mum ... until…
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