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Lost City of Z 'Is a Real Find'

It 'thrums with exotic adventure,' say critics

(Newser) - James Gray's The Lost City of Z (pronounced "zed"), adapted from the book by David Grann, tells the story of real-life explorer Percy Fawcett, who ventured into the Amazon in the early 20th century in search of a fabled lost civilization and its reported riches. According to... More »

Joaquin a 'Crazy Person With a Beard': Director

Gray echoes comments from last month

(Newser) - If Joaquin Phoenix’s transition to rapping is a hoax “then it’s the most elaborate thing that I have ever seen,” Two Lovers director James Gray tells the Times of London, citing the actor’s in-home recording studio and constant claims of being “tired” on-set as... More »

Mediocrity, Blahs Own the Night

Critics aren't too excited about James Gray's latest crime drama

(Newser) - No one feels too strongly about We Own the Night, a crime drama Variety calls “exceptionally conventional.” It delivers “jolts of pulse-quickening drama,” the Inquirer says, complete with a rainy car chase every reviewer loved. Beyond that, “reactions will depend greatly upon one's tolerance for... More »

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