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 →

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 →

The Stoning of Soraya M.

By Debbie Elicksen. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008) is based on a true story about modern Iran and is an adaptation of the book La Femme Lapidée, written by Continue Reading →

Angela’s Ashes

By Debbie Elicksen. This 1999 adaptation of Frank McCourt‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning book about his life growing up in Ireland is kind of depressing. Angela’s Ashes shows how miserable poverty can be, Continue Reading →

The Book Thief

By Debbie Elicksen. Written by Michael Petroni and directed by Brian Percival, The Book Thief (2013) is a beautifully photographed portrayal of a dark time in real-life history. The story Continue Reading →

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

  By Debbie Elicksen Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a Paramount Pictures and Sundance Productions film (2014) based on the Tom Clancy novel. The script was written by Tony Peckman, Continue Reading →