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  • 'The Lesson' review: A teacher's dire despair

    'The Lesson' review: A teacher's dire despair
    Loosely based on a real-life incident employed effectively by the filmmakers as a last-act plot twist, Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's "The Lesson" is a spare, stripped-to-essentials drama about economic stress and mounting desperation that should resonate with a wide range of international audiences. The naturalistic style of the storytelling is stealthily enthralling, as is the lead performance by Margita Gosheva as a provincial Bulgarian schoolteacher who is slowly, inexorably driven to the edge by crushing debt. It may seem counterintuitive to suggest a no-frills film this bleak might have surprising commercial potential, but respectful reviews and, more important, appreciative word of mouth by ticketbuyers who empathize with Gosheva's character could stoke attendance for this potent "Lesson."
  • 'Two Days, One Night' is a tough call

    'Two Days, One Night' is a tough call
    3 stars (out of four) I’m not sure any company would have its employees vote on whether they’d rather have a 1,000-Euro bonus or let a co-worker keep her job. I don’t think it’s so notable that some people are selfish and...

    'Two Days, One Night' has Marion Cotillard at her best

    'Two Days, One Night' has Marion Cotillard at her best
    It is strange to think of "Two Days, One Night" as a thriller. The new drama from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, the accomplished Belgium filmmaking brothers, stars French actress Marion Cotillard as a factory worker trying to win her job back. But a...

    A sneak peek at new movies during the holidays

    NOV. 5 Interstellar As mankind's time on Earth comes to an end, astronauts travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Written by Jonathan Nolan and...

    Oscars: Record 83 Films Submitted for Foreign-Language Prize

    A record 83 countries have submitted films for consideration in the foreign-language film category for the 87th Academy Awards. That easily tops record 76 that were under consideration last year. The entries include four first-timers: Kosovo, Malta,...