By Debbie Elicksen. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, Southpaw (2015) is an emotionally-charged drama about Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose professional win column sits at 43-0, despite that Continue Reading →

From Here to Eternity

By Debbie Elicksen. The 1953 black and white classic From Here to Eternity won best picture among its eight Academy Awards. Daniel Taradash wrote the screenplay and it was produced Continue Reading →

Kill the Messenger

By Debbie Elicksen. Kill the Messenger (2014) is based on the true story of newspaper reporter Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), who uncovered the CIA’s guns for drugs program in the 1990s, Continue Reading →

The King’s Speech

By Debbie Elicksen. England’s Prince Albert (Colin Firth) has a stuttering problem, which for most people, wouldn’t be an issue. As the next in line to be king, moving the Continue Reading →

Big News from Grand Rock

By Debbie Elicksen. Big News from Grand Rock (2015) is so obscure, I almost had trouble finding the poster and trailer for it. But it is deliciously perfect because that Continue Reading →


By Debbie Elicksen. Mervyn LeRoy directed the 1962 Gypsy musical is based on the book and stage play: Memoirs of a Stripper by Gypsy Rose Lee. The screenplay was written by Continue Reading →

Path of Souls

By Debbie Elicksen. Written and directed by Jeremy Torrie, Path of Souls (2012) takes the viewer into a world of ancestry and oral tradition. As they witness the story, it also Continue Reading →

The Incomparable Vincent D’Onofrio

By Debbie Elicksen. Vincent D’Onofrio is one of those actors who owns the scene, no matter how big of a role he plays. In the movie, Full Metal Jacket, he Continue Reading →

The One I Love

By Debbie Elicksen. The One I Love (2014) is listed as comedy, drama, and romance, but it seems more of a light psychological drama to me. It was directed by Charlie Continue Reading →