Drama Movies

Angela K. Peterson

Women's experience of war inspired writer-director Eva Husson's film "Girls of the Sun". Set in Iraq, this unusual drama tells the story of a woman kidnapped by ISIS who then leads a group of female soldiers in the fight against terrorism.

Angela K. Peterson

James Garner stars as private detective Philip Marlowe. Do the female characters fare better in Raymond Chandler's 1949 novel "The Little Sister" or this film adaptation produced in 1969?

Angela K. Peterson

Although the tidal wave of refugees landing on Lampedusa's shores has receded, the island still witnesses tragedies at sea. The emotional toll exacted on first responders is illustrated in "Lampedusa", a two-part television drama produced in Italy and starring Claudio Amendola.