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Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are kicking off a new season of Film Club by discussing Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 To Paris, the latest film in the director’s recent streak of biographical thrillers, following Sully and American Sniper. Like those films, 15:17 explores real-life instances of heroism, but falters due to awkward performances by the real men who foiled the terrorist plot (all three play themselves), plus a meandering plot that suggests a bad Richard Linklater imitation.

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