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Anna–A Woman Warrior a la “La Femme Nikita”?

This unexpectedly stylish action movie from  French filmmaker Luc Besson opens in 1990 at a local Moscow market.  Anna, a  beautiful young Russian (Sasha Luss), is selling Matryoshka nesting dolls.  A talent scout offers her work in a Paris modeling agency, a chance for her to leave a future of poverty in a relationship with  an abusive, violent thief. As Anna  progresses,  Anna’s life improves: as  a popular model in Paris–particularly with Russian oligarchs. A  KGB agent (Luke Evans from The Alienist) recognizes her  utility as a covert spy and she...

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“Peaky Blinders”—A View of Injustice

Peaky Blinders This BBC television drama series starring the amazing Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, the leader of the Peaky Blinders gang, is Britain’s answer to “Boardwalk Empire”. Netflix released the first six episodes comprising Season One this past September and the next six of Season Two in November. Taking place immediately after the First World War, in Birmingham, England, the story focuses on making one’s way in the world of brutal street rivalries and competition for money through bars, gambling, and horse racing. But this series is more family saga than criminal thriller, although...

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