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Movie Review - The Lost City of Z

James Gray is an American filmmaker from New York in his late forties. He's notable because with this film he's now directed six features, and four of which have been nominated for the Palme d'Or. It's perhaps not as notable as being nominated for an Oscar that many times, but he's had more international acclaim than domestic success.

He adapted this film from a book by a New York Times reporter. It tells the true-life story of a British explorer who became obsessed with finding evidence of civilization or a city in the Amazonian jungles of South America, specifically somewhere in the middle of Bolivia near Brazil. He's mocked as being as foolish as the Spanish conquistadors who quixotically searched for El Dorado, aka the City of Gold.

Charlie Hunnam (Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim) stars as Percy Fawcett, a soldier in the army who is recruited to work for the Royal Geographical Society in London to help settle a border dispute. He's enticed because it'…

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