The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

By Debbie Elicksen. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) is a delightful take on the 1960 spy thriller television show that starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. It’s a James Bond-type Continue Reading →

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

By Debbie Elicksen. Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom (2015) is a Netflix documentary that takes the viewer inside, on the ground of the Revolution of Dignity at Kiev’s Continue Reading →

La Femme Nikita

By Debbie Elicksen. I admit that I watched the movie La Femme Nikita (1990) in reverse order. Being such a fan of the TV show (1997 to 2001 and five stars), Continue Reading →

We Need To Talk About Kevin

By Debbie Elicksen. We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) is a chilling psychological drama. Tilda Swinton plays Eva Khatchadourian, a mother who has trouble bonding with her son Kevin, Continue Reading →


By Debbie Elicksen. If any movie can be called a masterpiece, director Oliver Stone‘s JFK (1991) certainly qualifies. Stone also wrote the screenplay with Zachary Sklar. New Orleans district attorney Continue Reading →


By Debbie Elicksen. Antitrust (2001) is an action crime drama written by Howard Franklin and directed by Peter Howitt. Milo Hoffman (Ryan Phillipe) lands his dream job of developing a Continue Reading →

Reindeer Games

By Debbie Elicksen. Don’t let the opening Santa scene and title lead you to believe that Reindeer Games (2000) is a Christmas movie. Prisoner Rudy Duncan (Ben Affleck) assumes the identity Continue Reading →

Slumdog Millionaire

By Debbie Elicksen. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) is a beautiful story of friendship, love, and loyalty in the most horrendous of circumstances. Orphaned brothers Jamal and Salim Malik from an India slum meet Continue Reading →


By Debbie Elicksen. Columbiana (2011) is the story of Cataleya Restrepo (Zoe Saldana), whose parents are killed by the Columbian drug lord Don Luis (Beto Benites) when she is a Continue Reading →