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DVD Playhouse--August 2012

By Allen Gardner

A Separation (Sony) This drama from Iran won the 2011 Best Foreign Film Oscar, telling the story of a couple who file for a legal separation, with the wife pushing for a divorce. He won’t leave his Alzheimer’s-afflicted father behind, while she is wanting to take their young daughter with her to the United States. After a series of misunderstandings, threats and legal actions, the couple find that there is more than just their marriage that’s on the line. Hyper-realistic to a fault, reminiscent of the neo-realist films that came out of post-ww II Europe, but also repressive and redundant in the extreme, with the characters seeming to throw the same temper tantrum for two hours straight while the story, meanwhile, seems stalled. Wildly overpraised film is a real litmus test, with viewers seeming to be staunch defenders or equally impassioned detractors. It did win an Oscar,
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'William & Catherine: A Royal Romance' preview

Can't get enough of the fictionalized versions of the royal romance between Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge? The Hallmark Channel has another version for you - "William & Catherine: A Royal Romance."

This newest Royal Wedding made-for-tv movie stars Victor Garber as Prince Charles, Jean Smart as Camilla, Lesley Harcourt as Diana, Princess of Wales and newcomers Alice St. Clair and Dan Amboyer as the titular characters.

St. Clair tells Zap2it that portraying Kate Middleton was "quite a challenge and relatively daunting, but at the same time, it's quite amazing to play someone so of-the-moment. I felt very privileged."

The "Royal Romance" movie premieres Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. Et on the Hallmark Channel.
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