Ben Kingsley in 'Operation Finale' (Photo credit: © Valeria Florini/MGM)

Ben Kingsley in 'Operation Finale' (Photo credit: © Valeria Florini/MGM)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'The Bookshop' and 'Operation Finale'

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Jan Wahl
August 31, 2018 - 8:55 am

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) - KCBS Radio Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews two films this week. The first is the drama 'The Bookshop' based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson. The second film is the true story of the capture of Adolph Eichmann, one of the major Nazi officers who orchestrated the Holocaust. 'Operation Finale' stars Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley.

THE BOOKSHOP (PG) 113 min
Studio: Zephyr Films/Greenwich Entertainment
Screenplay by: Isabel Coixet
Based On The Novel By: Penelope Fitzgerald 
Director: Isabel Coixet
Starring: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne and Patricia Clarkson

About The Movie:
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community. (GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT)

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OPERATION FINALE (PG-13) 122 min
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Written by: Matthew Orton
Director: Chris Weitz
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Oscar Isaac and Mélanie Laurent

About The Movie:
The thrilling true story follows the 1960 covert mission of legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin as he infiltrates Argentina and captures Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps. (MGM)

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