360 Staff Pick: State of Play

Studio 360

The movie starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck doesn't hold a candle to the gripping BBC series on which it was based. A newspaper investigates the death of a young woman, uncovering layer after layer of intrigue in the process. The plot is watertight and the pace is riveting. Bill Nighy is sublime as the newspaper editor; James MacAvoy plays his black sheep reporter-son.

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