With Magic Mike finally preparing to grace our eyeballs on this most hallowed Orange Wednesday, it only seems fitting that there should be a tribute to all those that came scantily-clad onto our screens before Channing Tatum and Co. – with no further foreplay, BFF presents our Top 10 Movie Strippers of All Time.
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In stripping back the Dragon Tattoo story to its bare bones and keeping our attention purely on its central players, David Fincher has created a sleek, sparse and visually arresting adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s opening gambit. Despite being hampered rather than helped by the narrative of their source material, the immensely creative team do an admirable job – underpinned by a stunning performance by star Rooney Mara. The question is – is this story really good enough for them?
Robert Redford’s latest directorial exploit stars James McAvoy and Robin Wright (quondam Robin Wright Penn) in a sepia-tinted legal drama about the distinctly witch-hunty trials which followed the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. You may need a short nap in the middle, but The Conspirator‘s beetle-browed intensity is more than made up for with a slew of well-judged performances in a supremely atmospheric setting.