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The Magdalene Sisters

A disturbing movie by Peter Mullan on what happened to the “wayward” women of Ireland. ℘℘℘ Peter Mullan’s The Magdalene Sisters opens ironically with a wedding scene. But it is not a happy occasion. Margaret is lured by her cousin Kevin to an upstairs room where he rapes her. Kevin is chastised, but it isRead more..

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Land of the Second Chance

Once the most popular form of American filmmaking, the Western has not fully recovered from the commercial and critical debacle of Michael Cimino’s 1980 epic Heaven’s Gate. Although a far better film than conventional wisdom would indicate, Heaven’s Gate provoked widespread derision because Cimino dared to use the disreputable Western form for a serious purpose,Read more..