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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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The Riot Club

My initial feeling about this film wasn’t positive, and in a certain way that didn’t surprise me. After all, if you go to see a film which you know is about horrible people, then you shouldn’t be… 1,165 more words


Movie Quote of the Day - The Riot Club, 2015 (dir. Lone Scherfig)

Lauren: [To Alistair] There weren’t any girls at your school, were there?
Milo: Don’t worry, they’re just like us, but cleverer.

Movie Quote Of The Day

Review: The Riot Club, 2015, dir. Lone Scherfig

“Lone Scherfig’s new film name-drops its own title so many times that it very nearly verges on self-parody. If a tenacious viewer felt so inclined, they could make a super-cut of every time anybody on screen coyly huffs and puffs about the eponymous ultra-exclusive “riot club,” and it might last several minutes; the club, a private, all-male social group for spoiled rich boys, is spoken of with the same hushed reverence reserved for, say, the Wizard of Oz, and in mischievously pompous tones. 32 more words


The Riot Club (Lone Scherfig, 2015)

Based on Laura Wade’s self-adapted stage play, The Riot Club spotlights ten insufferable Oxford elitists in the days leading up to an infamous annual dinner party. 355 more words


The Riot Club, reviewed: Eat the rich

Lone Scherfig’s An Education is a tight, compelling look a the schisms between England’s various societal crusts. Thus it was rude shock that the director’s latest attempt at dissecting privilege and power is this ugly and wildly uneven comedy-drama-horror show about the escapades of Oxford’s finest degenerates. 213 more words