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Like Crazy (2017) Film Review
Two women committed to a psychiatric facility find friendship and hope for the future. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti deliver award-winning performances in Paolo Virzi's emotionally satisfying film.
The King's Choice Film Review
When Germany invades Norway in 1940, the King is faced with a choice. Abandon his country to the enemy or make a stand in defense of democracy. A critical and commercial success for filmmaker Erik Poppe.
Crime Wave Film Review
Director Andre de Toth elevates this B-picture through his use of stunning black-and-white photography and creative composition. An authentic performance by Sterling Hayden anchors this crime drama shot on location in 1950s Los Angeles.
Downhill Racer Film Review
In the late 1960s, America was in turmoil and the films produced then have the ability to speak to us in our current tumultuous times. Robert Redford's film explores the concept of "winning" and what it takes to succeed.
Medium Cool Film Review
Haskell Wexler was voted one of the most influential cinematographers in American film. His 1969 directorial debut, "Medium Cool", is a prescient exploration of politics, violence, and the deleterious effects of a post-literate culture on democracy.
Blood on the Moon (1948) Film Review
An atmospheric Western filmed in the noir style, "Blood on the Moon" showcases the talent of cinematographer Nick Musuraca. Lillie Hayward's screenplay pairs Robert Mitchum with a strong-minded heroine, played with spirit by Barbara Bel Geddes.
Up for Love Film Review
Diane, a divorced lawyer looking for love, meets a successful architect with personality to spare. The problem? He stands just over four feet tall. Jean Dujardin and Virginie Efira star in this charming romantic comedy.
Juggernaut Film Review
A home-grown terrorist plants seven bombs on a British ocean liner. The authorities have twenty-four hours to find him and save the passengers. This overlooked gem from the seventies stars Anthony Hopkins, Omar Sharif, Richard Harris, and Shirley Knight.
Of Horses and Men Film Review
Winner of the 2014 Nordic Film Council Prize. Writer-director Benedikt Erlingsson draws on his experience as a teenager working in the rural highlands of Iceland to craft this darkly comic film about the interdependence of the Icelandic Horse and its human companions.
Three Capsule Film Reviews
Reviews of "Janis: Little Girl Blue", "Stealing Charlie Chaplin", and "Blade Runner 2049".
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