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RICHARD JEWELL

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Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser), the security guard who reported finding the explosive device at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics bombing, became an instant hero when his actions saved many lives. Desperate to find the culprit, the FBI's rushed investigation under agent Tom Shaw (Jon Hamm) made Jewell their number one suspect. With his life now in shambles, thanks in part to pushy reporter Kathy Scruggs (Olivia Wilde), the hounded wannabe lawman sought help from his friend and lawyer Watson Bryant (Sam Rockwell). It was an uphill battle for the attorney with no public support and only his client's mother Bobi (Kathy Bates) on their side.

Iconic director Clint Eastwood makes this straightforward telling of a terrible real-life injustice an engaging cinematic experience. Working from the screenplay by Billy Ray, based on a Vanity Fair magazine article by Marie Brenner, the filmmaker keeps things

BABY DRIVER

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Indebted to crime boss Doc (Kevin Spacey), music-loving Baby (Ansel Elgort) expertly drives the getaway car for robberies. After his debt is paid, Baby is coerced into driving for one last doomed heist. His life and the life of his girlfriend Debora (Lily James) are at stake.

Edgar Wright, the genius director of films like "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz", is behind the wheel of this inventive cops-and-robbers tale. The bare-bones plot, written by Wright, takes a back seat to the songs from Baby's mix-tapes that