CRISIS – Review by Susan Granger

Writer/director Nicholas Jarecki’s dramatic thriller revolves around three aspects of the opioid Crisis. There’s architect/single mother Claire Reimann (Evangeline Lilly), who is recovering from an Oxycodone addition when her 16 year-old hockey-playing son suspiciously disappears and she discovers he’s tragically involved in drug-smuggling operation.

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THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW – Review by Susan Granger

Occasionally, there’s a book-to-film adaptation that is an utter disaster. Netflix’ The Woman in the Window is one. Based on A.J. Finn’s 2018 best-seller, it’s set on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the huge home of Anna Fox (Amy Adams), a child psychologist who became agoraphobic after a traumatic accident.

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MANK – Review by Diane Carson

Articles, books, and films have interrogated the creation of director/co-writer Orson Welles’ iconic 1941 Citizen Kane. Director David Fincher’s Netflix film Mank won’t settle any arguments given its clichéd treatment of Hollywood luminaries, with name dropping replacing complex development. Here’s the essence of this take on the troubled attribution of Kane’s screenplay.

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MARY – Review by Liz Whittemore

Mary brings sea-faring scares but might be a sinking ship. Genuinely frightening visual moments and a fantastically effective score by The Newton Brothers add to the atmosphere of terror. What I was missing is the clarification between the siren legend and missing children specifically. Sirens tend to temp sailors to their death, while adding in an entirely separate curse aspect into the story feels a bit muddled.

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SAG Awards THREE BILLBOARDS, PGA Taps SHAPE OF WATER — Michelle Hannett reports

The dark comedic drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner of the night at the Screen Actors

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