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 →

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 →

Rescue Dawn

By Debbie Elicksen. Rescue Dawn (2006) is based on the true account of Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale), a U.S. fighter pilot who becomes a prisoner of war after getting shot Continue Reading →

American Psycho

By Debbie Elicksen. Christian Bale is perfectly cast in American Psycho (2000), written and directed by Mary Harron (also written with Guinevere Turner). The screenplay was adapted from the novel by Continue Reading →

Public Enemies

By Debbie Elicksen. Michael Mann could have shaved a half hour off Public Enemies (2009) before its final production, but even as it stands, it’s a good depiction of the Continue Reading →