BECOMING – Review by Martha K Baker

That Becoming is a so-called “authorized project” from the Obamas’ Higher Ground production company does not dilute its significance or its intimacy as director Nadia Hallgren follows Obama on tour, slips in vintage newsreels, and interviews Obama’s daughters. Michelle Obama’s husband also appears on camera — with a smile.

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BAD EDUCATION – Review by Martha K Baker

Bad Education tells well the true story of a bad principal. Frank Tassone is one of those principals who knows each student’s name — and probably what his history project is or what sport she plays. He is compassionate, considerate, competent. He also harbors a secret worth millions.

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TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG – Review by Martha K Baker

Anyone who has traveled to Australia in person or through films or books knows the legend of Ned Kelly. Peter Carey, who wrote Oscar and Lucinda, wrote a novel about Ned Kelly on which this bloody film is based. The story, true or not, is set in the Australian bush, starting in 1867.

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