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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Big Bad Wolves’

Film: Big Bad Wolves
Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan
Directed by: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

There have been a number of films featuring stories of revenge released in the last year, but I can promise you not a single one will leave the same kind of lasting impression as Aharon Keshales’ Big Bad Wolves.…

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UTG LIST: Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011

Continuing our celebration of 2011, Under The Gun Review is excited to unveil our picks for the best music videos of the year.

2011 was a damn creative year for the majority of the music industry. While many still clung to performance clips for dear life, hundreds (probably thousands) of great acts felt the creativity bug and offered up some really compelling visual accompaniments that we felt deserved a bit more of your attention. So without further ado, may we present our ten favorite clips of the year:…

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Artist

Film: The Artist
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo

In a year filled with stunning cinematic achievements, the one film you truly need to see is faithfully rooted in Hollywood’s glorious past. The Artist, a new silent film directed by Michel Hazanavicius, was made with such profound respect and devotion to rise of cinema that most will not be able to differentiate it from the reels that held Alan Crosland’s The Jazz Singer. It is not for everyone, but the true devotees to the silver screen need look no further for this season’s best pick.…

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REVIEW: The Story So Far – Under Dirt And Soil

“There is little doubt in my mind that The Story So Far are only a few months away from reaching the very top of the contemporary pop punk scene, alongside recognized greats like The Wonder Years or The Swellers. Once people get a hold of this album, and realize how good it really is, there will be no stopping this band.”

NME announces their top 75 albums of 2010

Just days before we launch the UTG year end lists, NME have announced their favorite albums of the year. Did your favorite record make the cut?