Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope is an ongoing series of movie reviews, news, links and commentary, scoping out the film industry, penned by local film critics Robert Roten and Patrick Ivers. Roten is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and his reviews are also linked at rottentomatoes.com and both his and Ivers reviews are linked through the Movie Review Query Engine. LARIAT is delighted to post them as a free public service to filmgoers everywhere.
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The free Sundries of the World foreign language film series
Illégal (2010 - Belgium, Luxembourg, France)Illégal plays at the Albany County Public Library, Eighth and Grand, on Sunday, January 15 at 7 p.m. only, free admission. This intense drama follows a former Russian teacher living illegally in Belgium who is captured and is fighting against a brutal system trying to deport her. This film won seven international film awards including the SACD (Directors' Fortnight) Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Rated PG-13, running time 90 minutes, languages, French, English and Russian. For more about the free winter-spring Sundries of the World Film Series at the Albany County Public Library, click this link for ratings, reviews, synopses and a schedule of upcoming films.
* Denotes a movie rating from calculations based on multiple reviews at the Movie Review Query Engine or at Metacritic.com.
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