Broken

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Seeing a genuinely great character onscreen nowadays is a rarity. Fantastic fathers, especially, are even harder to come by, but with director Rufus Norris‘s coming-of-age tale, Broken, Tim Roth plays just that: an honorable, loving dad. Archie’s neighbor in the film is the polar opposite. He’s a yelling, unhinged presence who, most actors of Roth’s pedigree, would probably feel more drawn to. Instead, Roth opted for Archie, taking the chance to play a genuinely good man. We spoke with the actor about the different dads he’s played, and the way he approaches every set he gets to work on.

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Pacific Rim

We’re now halfway done with the summer movie season, and thus far, it’s been a good one. This month is the most exciting of the bunch, as July usually is, but June was no slouch. Man of Steel wowed audiences while dividing critics, but best of all, World War Z became the surprise, if modest, hit of the summer. Not only that, director Marc Forster proved the negative buzz wrong with a clever and efficient action thriller. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for White House Down. Shame on me for not including it on last month’s list, because, according to plenty of trusted sources, it’s a boatload of fun. I still haven’t had the time to see it for myself, but it sounds like the type of self-aware, focused blockbuster Roland Emmerich‘s career has been building up to. Thankfully people turned out for This is the End, so Sony has that going for them. Let’s hope none of these must-see films of July meet the same box-office fate as the rocket launcher-wielding president:

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Red Princess Blues

Red Princess Blues is a revenge film featuring an orphaned child who grows up with the goal of destroying the people who ruined her life. Ferrari has already captured the attention of Paula Garces, whom most will recognize as Officer Tina Hanlon in “The Shield” and the lovely Maria in the Harold and Kumar films.

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