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Netflix Gener-a-thon: Emotional movies featuring a strong female lead (Post 5/5)

Imitation of Life (1959) Director: Douglas Sirk, king of the ironic 1950’s melodrama. Country: USA Cast highlights: Juanita Moore and Susan Kohner are stand-outs in the stronger of the film’s two narrative strands. Both actresses were both nominated for Academy Awards for … Continue reading

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Netflix Gener-a-thon: Emotional Movies Featuring a Strong Female Lead (Post 2 of 5)

Secret Sunshine (2007) Director: Chang Dong-Lee, also notable for Poetry, a film that garnered wide praise and appeared on many critics 2011 top 10 lists. Country: South Korea Cast highlights: Do-yeon Jeon is somewhat of a Kate Winslet in her home country, … Continue reading

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