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The Clink of Ice Film Review
Imagine cancer as an annoying houseguest who arrives unannounced and will not leave. That is the premise of writer/director Bertrand Blier's drama with flashes of dark comedy, starring Jean Dujardin as a writer who must come to terms with a brain tumor.
The Caller Film Review
Frank Langella and Elliott Gould star in a story of corporate malfeasance and wartime resilience. Directed by Richard Ledes, "The Caller" won a Tribeca Film Festival award for best narrative feature set in New York city.
The Hunter Film Review
The Tasmanian tiger was declared extinct in the 1980s, but is it? A biotech company does not think so and hires a mercenary to hunt the animal down. Willem Dafoe delivers another stellar performance in this unexpectedly beautiful and moving psychological thriller from Down Under.
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun Review
Danielle, a young secretary, "liberates" her boss's car and sets off for the French Riviera. The lark threatens to turn into a nightmare as she falls for an Italian thief and her grip on reality begins to slip.
The Second Mother Film Review
Brazil's official entry for the 2016 Academy Awards, "The Second Mother" was an audience favorite at film festivals worldwide. Writer/director Anna Muylaert and actress Regina Case create an unforgettable heroine in Val, who struggles to reconcile work and motherhood.
Marshland Film Review
Two police officers in post-Franco Spain search for a serial killer while battling their own demons. A police procedural with a political subtext, "Marshland" won every major film award in Spain.
Vilmos Zsigmond - Master Cinematographer
When Vilmos Zsigmond died on New Year's Day, 2016, American film lost one of its greatest photographers. A Hungarian immigrant, Zsigmond helped revolutionize the look of film in the 1970s. His work includes "The Deer Hunter", "Deliverance" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".
Where to Invade Next Film Review
Michael Moore looks for solutions, rather than problems, in his latest documentary "Where to Invade Next". Moore travels to Europe to discover alternative ways of attaining and maintaining the American Dream.
Mustang Film Review
An Academy Award Nominee in 2016 for Best Foreign Language Film, "Mustang" is the feature debut of writer/director Deniz Gamze Erguven. Five orphaned sisters in a Turkish village rebel against the restrictions placed on their lives.
Tales from the Script - Book and Movie Review
The writers of films as disparate as "Taxi Driver", "Ray", "Sleepless in Seattle", "Alien", and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" explain how they achieved success in Hollywood and offer practical advice to aspiring screenwriters.
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