Steven Soderbergh has never been a director who wanted to label himself nor is he a fan of working in familiar territory.
Take Magic Mike, his latest out-of-left-field effort, for instance.
Set in the chest-waxed, light-flashing, dollar-bill-raining world of male strippers, it's about as far as one can get from some of Soderbergh's "one for me" indies.
As with all of his films, though, Magic Mike is made with an effortless quality and a lived-in honesty very few directors can muster.
Soderbergh does it regularly, but, as we've seen before, there's a lack of emotion to Magic Mike that keeps it and, once again, Soderbergh from achieving ›››
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