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Working Woman

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  Michal Aviad’s second feature drama, the finely nuanced Working Woman is an Israeli take on the #MeToo movement that clearly re-affirms the complexity of workplace harassment and that no two cases are ever the same. 30-something-year-old Orna (Liron Ben Shlush) is the mother of three small children and whose husband has just opened his … Continue reading



The Last Resort

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  Miami  Beach is one of those cities that undergoes enormous transitions every single decade at a pace that is hard to keep up. In the early 50’s this sleepy seaside resort became a popular vacation destination for blue collar Jews who wanted a break from their tough lives in New York.  It later morphed … Continue reading





Shoplifters

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  Writer/director Hirokazu Koreeda’s extraordinary and brilliant new film about a disparate Japanese makeshift family may start in a gentle and slightly confusing manner, but by the time the final credits role you will be totally engrossed in the movie that won the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes last summer.  The family live crammed into a small dilapidated … Continue reading



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