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Lavish ‘The Great Gatsby’ Trailer

Nobody does cinematic extravagance quite like Baz Lhurmann. Continuing his penchant for anachronism and revisionism, he tackles on Western Literature’s greatest baggage-heavy, death-to-the-American-dream novel of all-time, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s timeless The Great Gatsby, and serves up what looks like 2012’s most sumptuous, lavishly executed film.
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Shame (2012)

Shame may be the film to be reckoned with, come end-of-the-year’s best movie list. It is perhaps one of the most compelling, fluidly composed and emotionally draining films about a human affliction, with a taut yet perceptive direction by McQueen and mature, blisteringly heartbreaking performances by both Fassbender and Mulligan.
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Drive (2011)

Whilst derivative in surface, Drive emerges as an artfully crafted neo-noir that marries cinematic beauty with raw, gripping violence. What is more, it has the soundtrack of the year and boasts a layered, magnetic turn from Ryan Gosling, officially the coolest guy in cinema this year.
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Never Let Me Go (2010)

It never quite give the emotional catharsis the story needs, but Never Let Me Go is a lesson in subdued, understated storytelling, undermined by this era of dramatic fireworks. Less is more, and Romanek has crafted a quietly devastating, thought-provoking meditation on the impermanence of human life so profound that it makes a hundred sci-fi dramas look overwrought.
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