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Melissa Leo is One to Love in ‘Most Hated Woman in America’

Melissa Leo is One to Love in ‘Most Hated Woman in America’

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

The new Netflix documentary "The Most Hated Woman in America" gives the powerful story of Madayln Murray O'Hair — a woman both admired and hated for her advocacy for separation of church and state before her life was cut short in a brutal murder.

‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In the new biopic about Edward Snowden, director Oliver Stone leads a chilling inquiry into the concept of privacy in America.

‘Francine’ fails to break through

‘Francine’ fails to break through

September 11, 2012


Filed under Arts

Currently playing for a limited time at the Museum of Modern Art, “Francine” is the creation of filmmaking duo Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky. The film stars Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo as Francine, a middle-aged woman struggling to adjust to normal life after serving time in a women’s...