FRANCES FERGUSON – Review by Sarah Ward

There’s nothing inherently funny about Frances Ferguson’s central concept: an affair between a teacher and a high-school student that scandalizes a small Nebraska town. But, as told from the eponymous educator’s perspective, there’s something intriguing about Bob Byington’s latest darkly comic film — which uses its premise to chart a self-sabotaging quest of considerable proportions.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, December 12 – December 16, 2016: THE FOUNDER

When a travelling salesman named Ray Kroc discovered a hamburger stand run by two brothers, he caught wind of a golden opportunity and so began the story of McDonalds. It is a tale of mendacity, betrayal and corruption. Opening Dec. 16, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Founder. Read on…

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