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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.
Open Hearts Film Review
A Danish doctor finds his life disrupted when his wife accidentally runs down a young graduate student about to be married. Susanne Bier directed this critically acclaimed Dogme 95 film. What is Dogme 95? Read on.
Spotlight Film Review
A film in the tradition of "All The President's Men", "Spotlight" follows a team of investigative journalists as they uncover widespread sexual abuse perpetrated against children by Catholic priests. "Spotlight" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2016.
Learning to Drive Film Review
A woman stunned by the dissolution of her marriage regains a sense of self-reliance by learning to drive. Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in this thoughtful drama from director Isabel Coixet.
Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed Film Review
1966, and John Lennon is in Spain shooting a "How I Won The War". Antonio, who idolizes Lennon and uses his lyrics to teach English, hits the road to meet his pop hero. Beautifully photographed, this tale is told with warmth and clarity by writer/director David Trueba.
Sicario Film Review
FBI agent Kate Macer knows the battle between drug traffickers and law enforcement is at a stalemate. When she joins a special task force, however, she finds herself caught between both sides of the law. Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin star in "Sicario".
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Film Review
Blending historical fact with fiction, this film imagines a passionate love affair between two cultural icons of the 20th century. Anna Mouglalis and Mads Mikkelsen reinvent "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky".
99 Homes Film Review
The economic meltdown of 2008 and the subsequent home mortgage crisis set the stage for "99 Homes". A construction worker is evicted and finds the only work available is forcing others out of their homes. Ramin Bahrani's film is a masterful depiction of survival and redemption.
Truth Film Review
Cate Blanchett stars as CBS news producer Mary Mapes. When CBS airs her story on the National Guard Service of President George W. Bush, Mapes finds herself in the middle of a firestorm of controversy. Robert Redford co-stars as CBS news anchor Dan Rather, who is also caught in the crossfire.
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