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Snowpiercer

You could hardly ask for a more metaphorically striking and economical conceit than the one that motors—literally—Bong Joon’ho’s Snowpiercer. In this post-apocalyptic, ecological thriller, a barely surviving remnant of humanity ceaselessly travels on a high-speed train on which class divisions are both stark and brutally maintained by storm troopers.

Tammy

Ever since stealing the show in Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy has been a comedy star on the rise. In an era when few if any comedians can sell a film on the strength of their names, that’s no small feat. (Whether any actors can do that anymore or if we are in a post-movie star era is a question for another time.)



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