THE COMEY RULE – Review by Diane Carson

Deciding to adapt former FBI director James Comey’s 2018 memoir A Higher Loyalty for Showtime’s series The Comey Rule, writer/director Billy Ray faced a daunting task. He needed to present extensively reported well-known recent events accurately and dramatically, while also adding insightful information. Ray meets this challenge by finding the heart of the story not in added details but in the conflict of an ethical individual handling political dynamite.

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THE COMEY RULE – Review by Susan Granger

As FBI Director, James Comey was placed in an untenable position during the final days of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign against Donald Trump, as he struggled to be an apolitical public servant in today’s America. Adapted and directed by Billy Ray, this two-part mini-series is based on Comey’s memoir A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, with Jeff Daniels playing Comey and Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump, interspersed with actual TV news reports.

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LOVE FRAUD – Review by Martha K Baker

Imagine having your heart and wallet stolen by a charmer. Imagine marrying the man. Imagine discovering that, in addition to being a cad, he’s a bigamist and that you should have taken a number to marry this snake. Then — and you don’t have to imagine this — find the blog started by his other women. That’s what happens in Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s new documentary series.

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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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