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Ann Dowd, Bill Rauch, Naomi Wallace, Bill Heck , Dagmara Dominczyk - Opening night party for Night Is a Room at the Pershing Square Signature Center - Arrivals. at Pershing Square Signature Center, - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 23rd November 2015

Ann Dowd, Bill Rauch, Naomi Wallace, Bill Heck and Dagmara Dominczyk
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Flying Blind Review


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A riveting performance by Helen McCrory holds our attention even if this dramatic thriller suffers from efficient but bland direction and a script that fails to dig very far beneath the surface. The role is a gift for any actress: a strong, intelligent and sexy middle-aged woman. And she's so good that she makes it worth seeing even when the plot becomes rather corny and implausible.

McCrory plays top British aerospace expert Frankie, who is relentlessly pursued by one of her students, the much-younger Algerian Kahil (Oudghiri). Her father (Cranham), a fellow aircraft expert, warns her against falling into a torrid romance, but she can't resist. And soon her colleagues are whispering behind her back that she may be compromising her work on military drone technology by sleeping with a Muslim. This of course puts her back up, but it also sparks some nagging doubts, so she begins to look into Kahil's story. And some irregularities make her wonder if he might be using her for information.

The way the film plays on our own prejudices and fears is very clever, using a hot current issue like military drones. And the plot races along so quickly that we barely have time to register that it's not actually holding water. Small problems (like the fact that a top military contractor wouldn't password-protect her laptop) multiply as the story progresses from a relatively superficial romance into more sinister suspicion and then an all-out political thriller. But since everything is based around suspicions and subterfuge, it begins to look a bit silly.

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Lawn Dogs Review


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File this one under bizarre. Extremely strange film masked behind a setting of recently developed suburbia, where a 10 year old girl befriends the local lawnmower man/country bumpkin. Disturbing look at classist society in America, but a tough, tough nut to crack: Those who want to see Mischa Barton peeing on a car need look no further. And I still don't know what a Lawn Dog is.
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