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'The Astronaut Wives Club' Isn't the Great New Period Drama 'Mad Men' Fans Are Waiting For

The Astronaut Wives Club, premiering Thursday night on ABC, is the kind of TV show that is impossible to watch without starting to guess at how it was pitched.  1,177 more words


Capsule Cinema: The Riot Club (Scherfig, 2014)

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The progression was predictable. Intelligent, young, wealthy men, part of a centuries-old dining club committed to “debauchery raised to an art form,” let loose in a pub where the libations flowed freely and so did their warped privilege. 62 more words


Cannes: Lionsgate Takes U.K. Rights to Lone Scherfig's 'Their Finest Hour and a Half'

CANNES — Lionsgate has taken U.K. rights to “Their Finest Hour and a Half,” which Lone Scherfig (“The Riot Club,” “An Education”) will direct. The pic will star Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy. 138 more words


DVD review: 'The Riot Club' is an upper class horror movie

The Riot Club is out on DVD now via. Madman Films. Available at JB HiFi and other home entertainment retailers. 

Lone Scherfig dabbled in class system commentary in her 2009 US break through  337 more words


THE RIOT CLUB (2014): Sam Claflin, Great At Being Despicable

At first, the young men of The Riot Club don’t appear too dissimilar to any gathering of adult students enjoying the freedoms synonymous with university life. 132 more words


Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin to Star in Lone Scherfig's 'Their Finest Hour and a Half'

CANNES — Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace,” “Tamara Drewe”), Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”) and Bill Nighy (“The Second Best Marigold Hotel,” “Pride”) are set to star in romantic comedy “Their Finest Hour and a Half,” which Lone Scherfig (“The Riot Club,” “One Day,” “An Education”) will direct. 196 more words


VOD Review: Lone Scherfig's 'The Riot Club'

Socioeconomic struggle writ large in every scene, The Riot Club feels as if it is trying too hard to make viewers hate the super rich. As if the pompous attitudes adopted by these young men (almost justifiable given their obscene wealth) is not enough to earn our scorn, Laura Wade’s adapted screenplay is packed with misogyny, violence, ignorance, and centuries of prominence-turned-sociopathy. 633 more words

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