F.X. Feeney

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  • 3 years ago

    Two people revisiting their long-ago marriage over dinner should—in theory—make a better stage play than a movie, but John Shea, Lea Thompson, and writer-director Jim Hemphill defy this beautifully in The Trouble With the Truth. There ...

  • 5 years ago

    This highly enjoyable action-adventure, set in 117 A.D., tracks a small cohort of Roman soldiers who are trapped far north of their empire's boundary. A triple whammy of abrupt plot twists (I'll let the movie itself spring them) has these guys bei...

  • 6 years ago

    Passionate Republican, fervent Orthodox Jew, ruthless wheeler-dealer, charismatic self-promoter, dreamer-and-doer, super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff at his height fashioned himself into a human ATM who lined the pockets of politicians on every side of ...

  • 6 years ago

    Angry passion and visual energy define this extraordinary muckraking documentary. The anger and rage that ignite it stem from the puzzling illness that overtakes Lori Hall-Steele, sister of Timothy Grey, who co-directed the film with Breanne Russe...

  • 6 years ago

    Abu Raed (Nadim Sawalha) is an elderly widower who works as a janitor at the international airport in Amman, Jordan. He's well-read, philosophical, and given to moments of spontaneous whimsy, as when he finds the discarded hat of a jet pilot and w...

  • 7 years ago

    The torturer's greatest art, so it is said, is to make his victims go on torturing themselves—for life, if possible. That certainly seems the fate of Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum), a Jewish comedian of genius in prewar Berlin, who is unable to ...


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