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Blancanieves Film Review
Produced in 2011, this contemporary silent film from Spanish director Pablo Berger is a retelling of fairy tale "Snow White" set in the milieu of 1920s Seville.
Speed Sisters Film Review
Watching “Speed Sisters” is an exhilarating experience and made me regret selling my Camaro. The five Palestinian women profiled form the first all-women racing team to compete on the Palestine Motor Sports Circuit.
The Hollow Point Film Review
An Arizona border town is rocked by violence when a drug cartel assassin comes to town. Ian McShane and Patrick Wilson star as small-town law enforcement trying to contain crime that includes weapons smuggling and murder.
Yellow Sky Film Review
Gregory Peck plays a bad man redeemed by love in this powerful Western set in 1867, from "A Star is Born" director William Wellman.
A Month of Sundays Film Review
Frank Mollard thinks he receives a phone call from heaven when he hears his mother's voice on the line. It's actually a kindly librarian who misdialed, but the two strike up an unlikely friendship in this gentle and quirky film starring Anthony LaPaglia and Julia Blake.
Border Incident Film Review
A surprisingly contemporary crime drama produced in 1949, "Border Incident" stars Ricardo Montalban as a Mexican police agent who goes undercover to capture the murderers of Mexicans working in the California agricultural industry.
Elvis and Nixon Film Review
The unlikely meeting between President Richard Nixon and pop superstar Elvis Presley is creatively re-imagined in this film from director Liza Johnson.
Haunted Screens - German Expressionism in Film
German Expressionist films, produced between 1913 and 1933, influenced American film noir and continue to inspire filmmakers, including Tim Burton and Ridley Scott. I attended a museum exhibit that displayed set designs and production stills from groundbreaking features such as "Metropolis".
Imperium Film Review
Daniel Radcliffe sheds his Harry Potter persona, and his British accent, in this disturbing drama from writer-director Daniel Ragussis. Radcliffe plays an introverted FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate the white supremacist movement and prevent an act of domestic terrorism.
Drama Movies Newsletter 1/7/17
This week's newsletter contains additional info about actor Stellan Skarsgard and his film "In Order of Disappearance". I also preview the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
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