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Inessential Essentials: Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave Gets the Criterion Treatment

Shallow Grave Criterion

The film: Shallow Grave (1994)

Why It's an Inessential Essential: Today, Danny Boyle is commonly known as "the director of Slumdog Millionaire." (Or: Olympian designer!) After that, he's usually "the director of Trainspotting," or 127 Hours or even Millions. So it's nice to see that the Criterion Collection's first DVD/Blu-Ray release of a Boyle film is Shallow Grave, an early film by Boyle but an especially worthy one. Scripted by regular collaborator John Hodge (Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary), Shallow Grave is a nasty little neo-noir about three apathetic yuppies that cover up a crime involving a dead body and a bag full of cash.
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WATCH: Evan Rachel Wood Plugs Ides of March By Covering Justin Bieber on Jimmy Fallon

Ides of March co-star Evan Rachel Wood hit the late night circuit last night to push her latest, George Clooney's political thriller Ides of March, by talking to Jimmy Fallon about... her recent bout of Bieber Fever. Sure, why not? She plays an eager 20-year-old in the film, after all. And in grabbing the mic to perform an impromptu version of Justin Bieber's "Baby," Wood kills two birds with one stone by pimping both the Clooney-Gosling Oscar hopeful AND the concert doc Never Say Never. Judge her Bieber-esque swag and stick around for more Buzz Break.

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