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Viceroy's House

Viceroy’s House

With the vivid historical drama Viceroy’s House, Gurinder Chadha accomplishes two goals: presenting the viewpoint of people affected by the machinations of a powerful ruler, and portraying Lord Mountbatten in a different light.

Strange Weather

Strange Weather

The petite Holly Hunter has an oversized onscreen presence, a vibrant intensity that can make her co-stars appear subservient. One of the best aspects of Katherine Dieckmann’s exquisite Strange Weather is its character parity.

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

None of the three major media stories that Brian Knappenberger explores in his facile documentary Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press gets the in-depth coverage it deserves, and that’s by design.

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger show as much generosity of spirit to their subject, prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, as she has displayed to fellow dancers at the New York City Ballet during a storied thirty-year career.

Carrie Pilby

Carrie Pilby

If prolific reader Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley) watched romantic comedies the way she consumes books, she might see that her dispiriting year as a recluse was ending and that she’d wandered into a merry and bright fairy tale of New York.