SAVAGE STATE – Review by Marina Antunes

French writer/director David Perrault’s Savage State is a gorgeously realized drama about a family living in Missouri at the onset of the Civil War. Determined to follow Napoleon’s orders to remain neutral in the battle, and with rising tensions and violence in the city, the family patriarch hires a guide to escort the family to the East coast so they can flee to Paris.

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LITTLE WOODS – Review by Roxana Hadadi

The Western genre has experienced a modern resurgence over the past few years with narratives that pull focus away from the genre’s hypermasculine origins and toward stories that are more individualistic, more character-driven. in Little Woods, Nia DaCosta, Tessa Thompson, and Lily James have created something tense, timely and empathetic, expanding the Western genre and adding another slice of American life to it.

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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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