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Representing, respectively, Palestinian and Israeli interests, Mosab Hassan Yousef and his Shin Bet handler, Gonen Ben, Yitzhak recount in detail their conflicting roles in "The Green Prince." Yousef is a prized informant because his father Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a well-known leader and Hamas founder, was imprisoned on several occasions by Israel.

The mystery of a wife's disappearance is the catalyst for "Gone Girl," but that unknown doesn't drive director David Fincher's film. There are no spoilers here since early in the film the woman in question--Amy Elliot Dunne--begins to narrate her point of view. An intriguing back and forth follows, more ingenious than a whodunit.

"The Good Lie" tells the deeply moving story of four Sudanese refugees. Three brothers and their sister count among the thousands of so-called Lost Boys and Girls driven by South Sudan's civil war in the '80s to the U.N.'s Kakuma camp in Kenya, walking over a thousand miles through dangerous terrain to get there.

Thursday, 02 October 2014 16:33

'Pride' proudly depicts social activism

As the cliché says, politics makes strange bedfellows, and surely one of the most unexpected connections occurred in 1984 Great Britain. Following the June 30 Gay Pride Parade, a group calling themselves Lesbians and Gays Supporting Miners reached out to striking coal miners in Wales. The gay community realized that they had less police harassment, the miners faced more.

Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00

'The Notebook' details war's ripple effects

August 14, 1944, at a farm on the Hungarian border, a mother deposits her twin 12-year-old boys with their maternal grandmother, a relative they've never met and whom the daughter has avoided for 20 years. The grandmother's reputation as a witch, rumors that she poisoned her husband, and her lack of any human warmth make clear the reason.

Grief over a child's death cuts deeper than words can communicate. This unbearable tragedy is the engine that drives "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby." Conor and Eleanor's baby boy died, throwing their relationship and every aspect of their lives into crisis. Eleanor moves back with her parents, Conor with his father, as both struggle with some semblance of constructive coping.

Director Terry Gilliam expresses his fertile visual imagination in his latest film, "The Zero Theorem." In it Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth inhabits a futuristic world where he's plagued by THE eternal question: What is the meaning of life? What is the point? Qohen's pursuit of the answer gives Gilliam the opportunity to showcase his provocative inventiveness.

Terrence McNally's play "Corpus Christi" and James Brandon's documentary "Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption" anchor the National Tour of the "I AM Love Campaign" at Webster University. The Tour states as its purpose "to promote the idea of love and equality for all." The Tour adds the explicit goal of "igniting deeper understanding between local LGBT and faith communities."

Writer/director Stuart Murdoch's "God Help the Girl" has as sweet a heart as its protagonist Eve does. In this age of so many mean-spirited offerings, that makes it a welcome change while it also offers a challenge, for this quietly effective story, set in a sunny Glasgow and peppered with musical interludes, unfolds slowly, with restraint.

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

'The Equalizer' trades on violence

Known for well-made, violent action films, director Antoine Fuqua delivers in "The Equalizer" what fans of his "The Replacement Killers," "Shooter," and "Training Day" want. Into the mayhem this time comes Robert McCall, a powerful, hard-nosed, ex-black ops commando, a hero reluctantly compelled to defend Alina, a sweet, young "working" girl controlled and beaten by Russian mobsters.

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