LADYWORLD – Review by Carol Cling

Ladyworld may be a new cinematic destination, but the territory it explores is hardly uncharted. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before (and you have): disparate characters, stranded together and struggling for survival following a cataclysmic event. Some scenarios focus on the group’s collective battle against the elements. Ladyworld follows another, equally familiar tradition: group members battling each other.

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MISS ARIZONA — Review by Carol Cling

Sisters are doing it for themselves — on the screen and behind the scenes — in Miss Arizona. A light-hearted blend of familiar movie formats — including fish-out-of-water comedy, mismatched-buddies romp and all-night odyssey — Miss Arizona doesn’t take itself too seriously. Which is to its credit, considering the hardly amusing themes it addresses, among them homelessness, fractured families and the ever-growing divide between haves and have-nots.

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