Ma ma

In Ma Ma, the lead character, Magda, finds out she has advanced stage breast cancer. Magda, played by Penélope Cruz, is surrounded by males as she goes through chemotherapy, recovery, and illness again, and we see how her ordeal affects them: her philandering ex-husband, Raúl, her new husband, Arturo, her son, Dani, and her doctor…

Today in Barbara Stanwyck

From December 6-31, Film Forum is featuring a retrospective of Ms. Stanwyck’s outstanding body of work, including my favorites Ball of Fire, Double Indemnity, and Meet John Doe. Victoria Wilson, the author of the new Stanwyck biography, Steel True, will be present at selected screenings.