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1. Drama Movies Column - News and Reviews 12
This week's column contains a capsule review of the Danish film "The Charmer" and info regarding Swedish director Amanda Kernell's new project.
2. The White Knights (2015) Film Review
A charity organization heads to an African country racked by civil war. Their ostensible mission is to rescue orphans, but all is not what it seems in Joachim Lafosse's politically-charged film.
3. Law of the Land Film Review
A meditation on fatherhood in the guise of a revenge thriller, "Law of the Land" is the debut feature from Finnish filmmaker Jussi Hiltunen.
4. Drama Movies Column - News and Reviews 11
It's a film lover's dream in the coming weeks as the Venice Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, The Toronto International Film Festival, and the San Sebastian Film Festival showcase the best in world cinema.
5. Drama Movies Column - News and Reviews 9
Cinematographers Ellen Kuras and Rachel Morrison are featured in this week's column. I also review an entertaining and thoughtful new biography for cinema fans, "The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick".
6. My Brilliant Career Film Review
Australian director Gillian Armstrong made a splash in 1979 with her first feature based on the Miles Franklin memoir. Remastered for the Criterion Collection, "My Brilliant Career" stars Judy Davis as a headstrong young writer who chooses independence over marriage.
7. Experimenter (2015) Film Review
This provocative film explores the life and work of Stanley Milgram. Peter Sarsgaard stars as the social psychologist who conducted groundbreaking experiments testing obedience to authority.
8. Drama Movies Column - News and Reviews 10
This week's column highlights the history of women in film. I offer a capsule review of the new, lavishly illustrated, book "Hollywood: Her Story" and discuss the legacy of a woman who deserves more attention - film editor Margaret Booth.
9. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Film Review
An appropriate film for Memorial Day weekend, "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" stars Robert Mitchum as a marine corporal stranded in the South Pacific during World War II. Deborah Kerr, in an Oscar-nominated role, plays his unlikely love interest.
10. Pascali's Island Film Review
"Pascali's Island" is a must for fans of British drama. Adapted from Barry Unsworth's novel, writer-director James Dearden fashions a beautiful, elegiac tale with a trio of great British actors: Ben Kingsley, Helen Mirren, and Charles Dance.
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