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Who wants to watch Jaime Lannister kill himself very, very slowly?

It may be a truism that you can never really know what’s going on in someone’s head, but when a person doesn’t say anything about how they’re feeling, has a range of expressions that varies from “numb” to “slightly less numb,” and barely reacts to seeing a person shot dead in front of their eyes, that’s when you really don’t know. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Max, played by Jaime Lannister himself, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Max is an insurance claims investigator whose…

Our critics review 2 very different family dramas, The Nest and The Devil All The Time

Last week, The A.V. Club marked the serendipitous release of two new films from Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin with a Watch This series on Borderline Films, the New York City-based production company co-founded by Campos and Durkin alongside fellow filmmaker Josh Mond (James White). This week on Film Club, The A.V. Club's movie discussion podcast, A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife continue the discussion with reviews of those films. We start off with a discussion of The Nest, a haunted…