THE GREEN KNIGHT – Review by Martha K Baker

The hero is King Arthur’s nephew, and the tale defines the chivalric romance with themes of honor and humility. The film is dark. Very, very dark. Also turgid and confusing. The Green Knight issues a challenge to all viewers: if you can sit through this thing without longing to have your own head lopped off, you deserve to be knighted. But don’t be greedy: once a knight’s enough.

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THE GREEN KNIGHT – Review by Susan Granger

Years ago, as an English major, I had to read a rather long, boring 14th century epic poem from the Arthurian legend called Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Now, visual storyteller David Lowery has revitalized and enhanced this chivalric romance. On the road to meet his destiny, Gawain must face a series of fearsome trials, tribulations and temptations as he gradually learns the true nature of chivalry.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Yara Shahidi to Take Flight as Tinkerbell – Brandy McDonnell reports

Yara Shahidi is preparing to take flight, playing Tinkerbell in an upcoming Disney live-action film, Peter Pan and Wendy, based on Disney’s original animated classic, Peter Pan. Shahidi will join Jude Law (the Sherlock Holmes and Fantastic Beasts series), who will play Captain Hook; Alexander Molony (the British TV series The Reluctant Landlord, who has been cast as Peter; and Ever Anderson (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the upcoming Black Widow), who will star as Wendy

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‘THE OLD MAN & THE GUN’ – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Redford, 82, unleashes his celebrated and considerable charm on the role of Forrest Tucker, a real-life career criminal with a flair for brilliantly audacious bank heists and prison escapes. Written and directed by David Lowery (the live-action “Pete’s Dragon,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), the film is based on a New Yorker article by National Book Award finalist David Grann.

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