UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN – Review by Martha K Baker

The extremely intense, seven-episode mini-series centers on the 1984 murders of a mother and child, killed within the closed wold of the Mormons. Director/co-writer, Duston Lance Black folds into the narrative concepts of polygamy, blood atonement, evil, misogyny, and racism. He also fiddled all the pieces of this puzzle into a well-seamed production.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, September 21-27: THE KEEPING ROOM

Opening September 2, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is The Keeping Room, director Daniel Barber’s powerful Civil War drama which sees three women fighting to defend their isolated home from a pair of desperate rogue soldiers.. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Jan. 19-25: CAKE

Opening Jan. 23, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston as a troubled woman who becomes obsessed with the suicide of a young woman from her local support group. Read on…

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