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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.
The Wonderful Country Film Review
A Western that has resonance for contemporary audiences, "The Wonderful Country" stars Robert Mitchum as a gunman searching for his identity. Living in exile in Mexico, he must decide whether to remain south of the border or cross to the other side. Julie London co-stars.
Augustine Film Review
Writer/director Alice Winocour uses historical fact as the basis for her powerful debut feature. A young woman suffering mysterious seizures is committed to a hospital for female "hysterics". A seductive game begins between Augustine, who wants her life back, and the controlling Dr. Charcot.
The Face of Love Film Review
An adult drama that hovers on the edge of suspense, "The Face of Love" stars Annette Bening as a grieving widow who chances upon her deceased husband's exact twin. How long can she keep her new love, played by Ed Harris, from discovering the truth?
The Connection Film Review
Jean Dujardin stars as Pierre Michel, an investigative judge determined to wipe out crime boss Gaetan Zampa. Filmed on location in Marseille, "The Connection" is an elegant and sophisticated take on the period crime thriller.
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