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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. A Walk in the Woods Film Review
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte star as two men attempting to hike the 2,000 mile Appalachian Trail and repair their friendship in the process. Adapted from Bill Bryson's bestselling book.
2. A War Film Review
Tobias Lindholm explores the moral complexities of modern combat in "A War". A Danish officer orders a bombing raid in Afghanistan that results in civilian casualties, but saves the life of a wounded soldier. This film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2016.
3. Shanghai Film Review
A throwback to the classic Hollywood style of "Casablanca" and "Shanghai Express", this film is a romantic espionage thriller starring John Cusack as an intelligence officer who investigates the murder of his best friend, and in doing so, stumbles across the Japanese plan to attack Pearl Harbor.
4. 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.
5. 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".
6. A Hijacking Film Review
Mikkel, a husband and father, is a cook on the ship MV Rozen when it is hijacked by Somali pirates. Peter Ludvigsen, the company CEO, must decide how much to pay for the ship and its crew. "A Hijacking" is a tense psychological drama written and directed by Tobias Lindholm.
7. Men and Chicken Film Review
Filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen explores the meaning of family, employing his singular blend of shocking dark comedy and deeply affecting drama.
8. 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.
9. The Company You Keep Film Review
Jim Grant has eluded the FBI for thirty years. But when a woman from his past is arrested, and a reporter starts investigating, Grant learns that he can't outrun the truth. Robert Redford stars in and directs this adaptation of Neil Gordon's novel.
10. 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.
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