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Reviews - DVD/Streaming

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Frozen River: **
Leave No Trace: ****

Two films made by female directors offer a meaningful look at the different ways one can go about depicting poverty. The first, Frozen River (Courtney Hunt, 2008), tells the story of Ray (Melissa Leo), a mother of two who smuggles illegal immigrants across the US-Canada border in upstate New York. Conversely, Debra Granik’s new film, Leave No Trace (2018), follows Will (Ben Foster) and Tom (Thomasin McKenzie), a homeless father and daughter who illegally live in a public park outside Portland, Oregon.

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July has finally arrived—and with it an increased likelihood that we’ll all become the unwilling victims of gruesome, debilitating heat waves. If you need something to do while hiding out in your air-conditioned interior space of choice, here are some good films you can stream.

Reviews - DVD/Streaming