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Out of the Furnace


Friday, December 6 2013

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2013

Like a great battle, or a criminal desperately trying to avoid capture, Hollywood breaks out the big guns this month, giving us new efforts from Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, the Coen Brothers, and Spike Jonze, along with the typical mainstream holiday fare.


Thursday, December 5 2013

Christian Bale Is Gaunt and Tough in 'Out of the Furnace'

Russell's life-changing drunk driving accident, which sends him to prison, is rendered in a slash of harsh sound and illegible wreckage: from now on, you know, his options only dwindle.


Friday, December 6 2013

'Out of the Furnace' and Into the Mire

Nothing about this movie feels or plays original. It lifts from better offerings and often mimics the post-modern noirs that became prevalent in the '70s and '90s.

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