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‘Out of the Furnace’—the Movie, the Cultural Phenomenon

Although Christian Bale (L.) has received praise for his performance as Russell Baze, many consider Casey Affleck’s (R.) work as the troubled and erratic Rodney to be the best in the film.

It’s the movie that launched a thousand opinions. Out of the Furnace has provoked such a range of reactions, both nationally and locally, that the buzz wars have come close to upstaging the movie itself. Is it a Best Picture candidate that offers a rare kind of cinematic

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