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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridg, which opened in wide release last weekend, represents Mel Gibson's directorial comeback after years in the professional wilderness, following the July 2006 publication of a DUI arrest report that quoted him as saying, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world" and the July 2010 leak of a recorded phone call in which he told his then-girlfriend, "You look like a pig in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of niggers it will be your fault." Gibson apologized for both slurs, attributing the first to alcoholic insanity and the second to the trauma of a messy breakup, and he's been sober for nine years. But some will never forgive him; writers for the Atlantic and the Daily Beast recently slammed the director for failing to exhibit the proper contrition during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Hard as it might be to separate Gibson's despicable sentiments from his latest movie, that's what I'm going to do, because Hacksaw Ridge will tell you all you need to know about Gibson's yearning, misshapen heart. Continue reading >>



  • Mel Gibson


  • Andrew Garfield
  • Sam Worthington
  • Luke Bracey
  • Teresa Palmer
  • Hugo Weaving
  • Rachel Griffiths
  • Vince Vaughn
  • Richard Roxburgh
  • Luke Pegler
  • Richard Pyros
  • Firass Dirani
  • Nico Cortez
  • Michael Sheasby
  • Jacob Warner
  • Harry Greenwood
  • Damien Thomlinson
  • Ben O'Toole
  • Benedict Hardie
  • Ori Pfeffer
  • Milo Gibson
  • Nathaniel Buzolic
  • Ryan Corr


  • William Mechanic
  • David Permut
  • Terry Benedict
  • Paul Currie
  • Bruce Davey
  • William Johnson
  • Tyler Thompson
  • Brian Oliver
  • Michael Bassick
  • David Greathouse
  • Mark Manuel
  • Ted O'Neal
  • Buddy Patrick
  • Suzanne Warren
  • Christopher Woodrow

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