MOVIE OF THE WEEK October 6, 2023: MIRANDA’S VICTIM

We’ve all heard the opening of the Miranda warning a million times in movies and on TV cop dramas: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law,” etc. And those rights are an essential part of the American criminal justice system. But the story behind them is a fraught one, as director Michelle Danner makes very clear in the earnest drama Miranda’s Victim.

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LADY OF THE MANOR – Review by Susan Granger

Since filmmaking brothers Justin and Christian Long are from Fairfield, Connecticut, friends and neighbors have expressed interest in their wannabe buddy comedy, set in Savannah, Georgia. The story ostensibly revolves around Hannah (Melanie Lynskey), a crass, weed-smoking slacker who drops a drug delivery in the wrong residence, a house that’s been set to trap a child-molester.

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