Capote

By Debbie Elicksen. Dan Futterman wrote the screenplay for Capote (2005), based on the book by Gerald Clarke. The film was directed by Bennett Miller. Philip Seymour Hoffman absolutely deserved Continue Reading →

Out of the Furnace

By Debbie Elicksen. Out of the Furnace (2013) is gritty all around, right from the characters, the setting, and the story line. Brad Ingelsby and Scott Cooper wrote the screenplay, Continue Reading →

The Intern

By Debbie Elicksen. The Intern (2015) may seem a little hokey, but it is a feel-good movie that breaks through the barriers of assumptions and ageism. Seventy-year-old Ben Whittaker (Robert Continue Reading →

Paradise Road

By Debbie Elicksen. Paradise Road (1997) is a compelling drama about a collection of women from different countries, classes, and histories being held captive by the Japanese during World War Continue Reading →

Cast Away

By Eric Johnson. Its a movie that I’m sure has kept many people away from planes. Cast Away (2000) stars Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, a Fed Ex executive, whose plane crashes Continue Reading →

Naked Among Wolves

By Debbie Elicksen. Naked Among Wolves (2015) is a gripping story that takes place during tense days just before the Buchenwald camp was liberated during World War II. Director Philipp Kadelbach Continue Reading →

All the Way

By Debbie Elicksen. All the Way (2016) is an adaptation of Robert Schenkkan‘s Tony-award winning play about Lyndon B. Johnson. The casting is superb. Bryan Cranston has a way of Continue Reading →

Mississippi Burning

By Eric Johnson. Set in the fictional town of Jessup County, Mississippi Burning (1988) is a film about hatred. After three civil rights activists go missing, two of these activists Continue Reading →

Danny Collins

By Debbie Elicksen. Imagine you’ve lived your whole career in a certain way. But if you had known about a letter that was written to you right at the start, Continue Reading →