Review The Man Without Gravity (L’uomo senza gravità)

The Man Without Gravity (L’uomo senza gravità) comes from Italy. It uses magical realism to tell the story of a lonely outsider who struggles to be accepted and find happiness. There are spoilers ahead.

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Review: The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo)

The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo) is a suspense mystery from Spain. It’s full of twists and turns and keeps the viewer working at the puzzle until the end.

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Review: Dark River

Dark River is an intimate family drama that tells a story of trauma, alienation, and tragedy.

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Review: A Girl from Mogadishu

A Girl from Mogadishu is a biopic based on the extraordinary life and work of Ifrah Ahmed, an Irish-Somali activist dedicated to ending the practice of female genital mutilation.

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Review: Are You Glad I’m Here

Are You Glad I’m Here is a Lebanese production from director Noor Gharzeddine. A young American woman teaching English in Beruit finds herself in the middle of a dangerous family drama.

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Review: Photograph

Photograph comes from India. It’s about a shy photographer who photographs tourists in Mumbai. He photographs a young woman who agrees to pretend to be his fiancée to his grandmother.

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Review: Ladies in Black

Ladies in Black is a 2018 Australian film that feels like the 1959 Sydney it depicts with loving detail. It was a time of great change. The story of change is told through the eyes of the ladies in black who worked in Goode’s Department store.

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Review: An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls is based on a well-known play by J.B. Priestley set in 1912 England. This is the 3rd movie version of the story, beautifully directed this time by Aisling Walsh. It’s a BBC production, available in the U.S. on Prime Video.

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Review: The Daughter

The Daughter is an Australian tragedy. It boasts a terrific cast. The film is based on The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen. Director Simon Stone worked on a production of The Wild Duck for the stage and reworked the story into The Daughter for this film.

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Review: Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem star in Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben). With that kind of star power, I thought I’d give it a try. It was solidly average, but good enough to watch all the way through.

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