THE BURIAL – Review by Nadine Whitney

Maggie Betts’ The Burial is based on a true David and Goliath lawsuit over a contract dispute between a Biloxi, Mississippi based funeral home owner and a multi-million dollar corporation known as Loewen LLC a “death care” industry giant from Canada. Taking its inspiration from an article written by Jonathan Harr in Time Magazine, Betts writing in conjunction with Doug Wright turns the story in part to act as a biography of lawyer Willie E. Gary (Jamie Foxx) and his client Jerry O’Keefe (Tommy Lee Jones), a throwback nineties courtroom drama, and most essentially, a reflection of two versions of ‘The American Dream.’

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WANDER – Review by Carol Cling

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. That’s what a broken-down private eye discovers when he wanders into conspiracy and skullduggery in Wander. Sometimes as crazed — and confused — as its paranoid protagonist, the intermittently gripping Wander whips up a cinematic fusion, offering contemporary twists on time-honored elements that would seem perfectly at home in a vintage film noir.

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HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29 – Retroview by Jennifer Merin

Kevin Rafferty, filmmaker and Harvard grad, uses archival footage and interviews with team members to ‘replay’ the legendary football game in which the undefeated teams of Harvard and Yale battled it out for the 1968 season’s final victory. The film’s title, Harvard Beats Yale 29-29, may give away the results, but the football plays, commentaries and remembrances presented in this sports documentary are gripping–even if you’re not a football fan.

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