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The Mystery of the Leaping Fish Film Review
Not for the faint-of-heart, this addition to my Guilty Pleasures series is a madcap drug farce starring Douglas Fairbanks. My review highlights a rarely discussed aspect of Tod Browning's scenario.

Girls of the Sun Film Review
Women's experience of war inspired writer-director Eva Husson's film "Girls of the Sun". Set in Iraq, this unusual drama tells the story of a woman kidnapped by ISIS who then leads a group of female soldiers in the fight against terrorism.

Marlowe Film Review
James Garner stars as private detective Philip Marlowe. Do the female characters fare better in Raymond Chandler's 1949 novel "The Little Sister" or this film adaptation produced in 1969?

Lampedusa Film Review
Although the tidal wave of refugees landing on Lampedusa's shores has receded, the island still witnesses tragedies at sea. The emotional toll exacted on first responders is illustrated in "Lampedusa", a two-part television drama produced in Italy and starring Claudio Amendola.

Aurora (2019) Film Review
Writer-director Miia Tervo tackles serious issues, alcoholism and immigration, with humor and grace in her debut feature, "Aurora".

Desert Nights (1929) Film Review
John Gilbert outwits a gang of diamond thieves and wins the girl in his final silent film. "Desert Nights" is the latest addition to my "Guilty Pleasures" series.

Drama Movies Column - News and Reviews 13
What is the definition of cinema? Can serious dramatic films survive in the age of Marvel and Disney?

Mystery Road and Goldstone Film Review
Detective Jay Swan, an Indigenous Australian, is the hero of two excellent Australian crime thrillers, "Mystery Road" and "Goldstone". Aaron Pedersen gets the starring role he deserves, written for him by filmmaker Ivan Sen.

Drama Movies Column - News and Reviews 12
This week's column contains a capsule review of the Danish film "The Charmer" and info regarding Swedish director Amanda Kernell's new project.

The White Knights (2015) Film Review
A charity organization heads to an African country racked by civil war. Their ostensible mission is to rescue orphans, but all is not what it seems in Joachim Lafosse's politically-charged film.

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