A PRIVATE WAR – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

As someone notes here, “there are no old and bold journalists.” And we don’t get many movies about them… and even fewer about a woman who is this fearless, this badass, this outrageously good at her work. It’s not that these women do not move through the world. They do. We just don’t get the movies celebrating them. We need them.

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Matthew Heineman and Rosamund Pike on APRIVATE WAR – Lauren Bradshaw interviews

Oscar-nominated documentarian Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) knocks it out of the park with his first dramatic feature film, A Private War. Based on the life of Marie Colvin, an American journalist killed while reporting on the Syrian Civil War, this film is as powerful as it is important, especially at a time like this when attacks on the news media (and journalists in particular) are becoming more and more news stories themselves.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Sept. 29-Oct. 3: GONE GIRL

Opening Oct. 3, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Gone Girl, David Fincher’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling page turner. Flynn has also written the screenplay, which sees Ben Affleck as an adoring husband who must fight to prove his innocence when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears. A stylish, intriguing thriller where nothing is as it seems…Read on…

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