The friendship of Hannah Goslar & Anne Frank is depicted, from their days together in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation to the prison camp.
Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
The turbulent early life of a “hillbilly” boy whose drug-addicted mother almost caused him to miss his Yale law degree.
Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy (1994)
A boy living with his sister in the streets of an 18th century German city is made to be the spoiled prince’s whipping boy & when they run away, helps the prince to change for the better.
Emily Dickinson emerges as a young woman & poet who loves best friend Sue & struggles against her mother who wants her to marry & her father who is against her poems being published.
Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s film is structured around an unlikely court hearing in Beirut, but the rest of it is grimly realistic in its depiction of the plight of the poor who are bereft of any legal papers or ID. Ms. Labaki gives us a picture of the needy of the city every bit as …
The Girl in the Spider Web (2018)
As we see in the opening sequence in which Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara now replaced by Claire Foy) hangs an abusive husband upside down in his own apartment while telling him of his coming punishment, this female vigilante will make sure that the prophet’s judgment is carried out. Her hitherto unknown sister Camilla (Sylvia Hoeks) …
God Knows Where I Am (2016)
Linda Bishop, homeless due to her schizophrenia, is dismissed from a mental facility when she refuses to cooperate & starves to death in an old farmhouse.
I’m urging you to see this film, which follows the same boy across 12 years from childhood to college. Click on the film title to read my entire review.
The Immigrant (2013)
Immigant Ewa obstacles when she & her sister come to Ellis Island. Bruno becomes benefactor & oppressor as she works for his revue. Her freedom comes hard.
August: Osage County (2013)
The patriarch of the Westons commits suicide; the surviving members of the family gather for his funeral & open wounds that may divide them forever.