Blockbuster of the Week
On April 6, 1917, Lance Corporal Tom Blake and Lance Corporal William Schofield receive orders from General Erinmore to prevent Colonel Mackenzie from leading The 2nd Devons into a trap set by the Germans. “We would lose two battalions – 1,600 men – your brother among them,” Mackenzie sombrely informs Blake. The Germans have severed all telephone lines so the only way to warn The 2nd Devons is to dispatch Blake and Schofield on foot into enemy territory.
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Drama Choice Of The Week
In 1968, actress Jean Seberg leaves her beloved Paris and husband Romain Gary to travel to Los Angeles for an audition for Paint Your Wagon. She becomes romantically entangled with Hakim Jamal, an associate of Malcolm X, which brings her to the attention of the FBI. They intend to exploit Seberg’s connections to the Black Panthers to gain valuable intelligence on the movement. FBI agent Jack Solomon is asked to closely monitor Seberg and apply the necessary pressure to bend her to the agency’s will.
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Critic’s Choice Of The Week
Wheeler-dealer jeweller Howard Ratner has torn apart his family by moving in with mistress and lover Julia. His emotionally bruised wife Dinah is poised to divorce him after Passover while she cares for their three children, Marcel, Eddie and Beni. Business is tough for Howard, who is heavily debted to loan shark Arno. The jeweller hopes to turn around his fortunes by submitting a black opal for auction, which he believes should be valued at one million dollars.
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