THE KINGMAKER – Review by Brandy McDonnell

“The Kingmaker” starts as a captivating portrait of a woman who can with a straight face refer to her family’s plundering of billions of Filipino tax dollars to finance their luxurious lifestyle as a way of “mothering” the country. But the film soon becomes an absolutely chilling account of how the once-exiled Marcos and her adult children have returned to the Philippines and started to steadily rebuild their political dynasty.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Gal Gadot to play Hedy Lamarr – Brandy McDonnell reports

Gal Gadot, currently filming with director Patty Jenkins next year’s sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, is set to portray actor and inventor Hedy Lamarr in a Showtime limited series, which will chronicle the Austrian-born performer’s career starring in Ecstasy, Samson and Delilah and other films, as a brilliant inventor.

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