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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STOCKHOLM – Review by Martha K. Baker

Stockholm Syndrome means that a hostage falls for the person in charge — the thief, the kidnapper, the dictator. Most everyone knows that. But what most everyone does not know is the 1973 incident that insinuated as criminal jargon and concept. The absurdist film Stockholm seeks to educate the unenlightened.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 16 – May 22: MAGGIE’S PLAN

AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Maggie’s Plan, the new comedy from celebrated writer/director Rebecca Miller (Personal Velocity, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee). The brilliant Greta Gerwig (Francis Ha, Mistress America) stars as the titular young woman who is firmly in control of her own life, and has decided to have a baby on her own. Her plan is derailed, however, when she falls for the married John (Ethan Hawke), blowing up his marriage to Georgette (Julianne Moore) in the process.

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