Everything Is Illuminated

By Debbie Elicksen. Liev Schreiber wrote and directed this gem of a screenplay, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer. Everything Is Illuminated (2005) is beautifully told story about a Continue Reading →

Spotlight

By Debbie Elicksen. How do you say no to God? Spotlight (2015) is based on the true story of a Boston Globe investigative news team uncovering the answers to a Continue Reading →

Hope

By Debbie Elicken Hope (2013) is a South Korean subtitled film about a sweet eight-year-old girl, who was brutalized, raped, and left for dead on her way to school one Continue Reading →

Letters from Iwo Jima

By Debbie Elicksen. I would call Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) the modern day version of All Quiet on the Western Front. It qualifies as classic material, and it also Continue Reading →

Bridge of Spies

By Debbie Elicksen. Bridge of Spies (2015) is that moment of time when the post war, Cold War, and espionage all come together. It is a thriller based on the Continue Reading →

Munich

By Debbie Elicksen. Munich (2005) is based on the true story behind the headline of the 11 murdered Israeli athletes in Munich during the 1972 Olympic Summer Games. Stephen Spielberg Continue Reading →

Flowers of War

By Debbie Elicksen. Flowers of War (2011) is a historical drama starring Christian Bale (John Miller), Ni Ni (Yu Mo),  and Shigeo Kobayashi (Lieutenant Kato). Heng Liu wrote the screenplay, based Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →