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Wild Tales

Image source. Copyright Warner Bros., 2014.

Admit it: revenge feels good. No matter how emotionally mature you think you are, no matter how well you know it isn’t “right,” deep down, the idea of getting back at that person who did you wrong makes your gut tremble with anticipation. The characters in Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales couldn’t agree more.

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Sweeney Todd

Image source. Copyright DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, 2007.

Sweeney Todd is not for the faint of heart. This is one of the darkest movies made in the last 20 years. Murder, rape, sexual perversion, insanity, poison, corruption – the world director Tim Burton has designed here is, as Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) himself puts it, “full of shit.”

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Pawn Sacrifice Poster

Image source. Copyright Bleecker Street, 2015.

We’ve seen this kind of movie before. The “troubled genius” story – think John Nash in A Beautiful Mind, Alan Turing in The Imitation Game – gets its latest incarnation in Edward Zwick’s new movie about chess champ Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire).

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