TESLA – Review by Martha K. Baker

This film biography begins with a man stroking a cat’s back, producing a spark. The petting also produces a question from the man: “Is nature a gigantic cat, and, if so, who scratches its back?” The questioner is Nikola Tesla, an inventor finally getting credit and, that, courtesy of a car bearing his name.

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THE TRUTH – Review by Brandy McDonnell

The French-language family drama marks the first film written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda outside his native Japan. But “The Truth” has such an air of authenticity that it seems like the auteur, who won the 2018 Palme d’Or at France’s Cannes Film Festival for “Shoplifters,” has been making movies in Paris his whole life.

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TESLA – Review by Carol Cling

Before Tesla the electric vehicle existed, its namesake — scientific visionary Nikola Tesla — revolutionized the notion of electrical power. But Tesla the visionary might not recognize his namesake in Tesla, the movie. His story is undoubtedly compelling. But the reticent, dreamer who inspires this cinematic vehicle often seems a bit out of place in his own movie.

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