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Here are the top ten articles for the Drama Movies Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Mikey and Nicky Film Review
Elaine May, known for her comedic gifts, takes a detour into noir for her third feature film. Influenced by the maverick indie director John Cassavetes, and starring Cassavetes and Peter Falk, "Mikey and Nicky" is an unflinching look at friendship and betrayal in the urban jungle.
2. Hannah Arendt Film Review
When the Israelis captured Nazi fugitive Adolph Eichmann in 1960 and charged him with war crimes, philosopher and writer Hannah Arendt felt compelled to witness his trial. This pivotal moment in the life of one of the 20th century's most influential thinkers is re-created in "Hannah Arendt".
3. Ida Lupino - Two Films
Ida Lupino, known primarily as an actress, was the second woman to be admitted into the Director's Guild. The founder of an independent production company, Lupino directed six feature films between 1949-1953. I discuss her two personal favorites in this article.
4. La Cienaga Film Review
Lucrecia Martel, leading light of the New Argentine Cinema, burst onto the international scene with her startling debut feature, "La Cienaga". Combining autobiographical elements and a keen ear for dialogue, Martel depicts a family in crisis.
5. The Clink of Ice Film Review
Imagine cancer as an annoying houseguest who arrives unannounced and will not leave. That is the premise of writer/director Bertrand Blier's drama with flashes of dark comedy, starring Jean Dujardin as a writer who must come to terms with a brain tumor.
6. The Caller Film Review
Frank Langella and Elliott Gould star in a story of corporate malfeasance and wartime resilience. Directed by Richard Ledes, "The Caller" won a Tribeca Film Festival award for best narrative feature set in New York city.
7. Life Itself Film Review
"Life Itself" is a candid, poignant and inspiring documentary about film critic Roger Ebert. Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer and was unable to eat or speak as a result. He never stopped writing, however, about the subjects he loved; film and life itself.
8. 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".
9. The Hunter Film Review
The Tasmanian tiger was declared extinct in the 1980s, but is it? A biotech company does not think so and hires a mercenary to hunt the animal down. Willem Dafoe delivers another stellar performance in this unexpectedly beautiful and moving psychological thriller from Down Under.
10. The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun Review
Danielle, a young secretary, "liberates" her boss's car and sets off for the French Riviera. The lark threatens to turn into a nightmare as she falls for an Italian thief and her grip on reality begins to slip.
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