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Big Stone Gap Film Review
Ave Maria Mulligan, single and proud at 40 years old, faces a crisis when her mother dies and a family secret is revealed. Adriana Trigiani wrote and directed this film, based on her best-selling novel "Big Stone Gap".
The Drop Film Review
Writer Dennis Lehane, who penned "Shutter Island" and "Mystic River", creates another memorable gallery of characters in "The Drop". Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini star as cousins who operate a Brooklyn bar under the control of a Chechen mobster. An ill-fated robbery leads to deadly consequences.
The Stanford Prison Experiment Film Review
Billy Crudup stars as a psychology professor who sets up a mock prison and is stunned by the results. Filmed with the cooperation of Dr. Philip Zimbardo, this is "The Stanford Prison Experiment".
Three Worlds Film Review
A car accident is the catalyst for a series of actions that will alter the fates of Alan, Vera, and Juliette forever. "Three Worlds" is a Catherine Corsini film.
Animal Kingdom Film Review
It is survival of the fittest in this Darwinian crime drama set in Melbourne. Young Josh Cody is torn between the demands of his dysfunctional criminal family and the precepts of the law. "Animal Kingdom" is the impressive debut feature from writer/director David Michod.
The Lesson Film Review
A teacher's illusion of control is shattered when she is beset by a series of economic disasters. What lesson awaits her in this tense drama from Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov?
A Royal Affair Film Review
A young queen, married to a mentally unstable king, begins an illicit love affair with the court physician. Based on historical events that took place in Denmark in the 18th Century, "A Royal Affair" features Alicia Vikander's breakout role.
Amy Film Review
Flamboyant, brash, uncompromising, and vulnerable, singer Amy Winehouse was a brilliant talent with unlimited potential. Asif Kapadia's film, "Amy", depicts her meteoric rise to fame and her tragic struggle with addiction.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) Film Review
Benjamin Esposito, retired criminal investigator, decides to write a book about a murder case that has haunted him for twenty-five years. Will re-examining the facts provide new answers, or simply open old wounds? This film is the basis for the 2015 remake with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Film Review
A horror/western/love story that features a female vampire and is set in Iran? You've never seen anything quite like Ana Lily Amirpour's genre-bending debut feature film.
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