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 →

Special Correspondents

By Debbie Elicksen. Special Correspondents (2016) is Netflix Original and remake of 2009 French comedy Envoyes tres speciaux. It is written and directed by Ricky Gervais. Frank (Eric Bana) is a well-known 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 →

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 →

The Bounty Hunter

By Debbie Elicksen. The Bounty Hunter (2010) is a hilarious comedy with a fantastic cast. Andy Tennant directed this gem and Sarah Thorp wrote the screenplay. Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston) Continue Reading →

Big News from Grand Rock

By Debbie Elicksen. Big News from Grand Rock (2015) is so obscure, I almost had trouble finding the poster and trailer for it. But it is deliciously perfect because that Continue Reading →

Gypsy

By Debbie Elicksen. Mervyn LeRoy directed the 1962 Gypsy musical is based on the book and stage play: Memoirs of a Stripper by Gypsy Rose Lee. The screenplay was written by Continue Reading →

The One I Love

By Debbie Elicksen. The One I Love (2014) is listed as comedy, drama, and romance, but it seems more of a light psychological drama to me. It was directed by Charlie Continue Reading →

Bridesmaids

By Debbie Elicksen. Bridesmaids (2011) is a fun comedy about two bridesmaids competing for the approval of being deemed the bride’s best friend. Annie (Kristin Wiig) is every woman. She Continue Reading →

All the Wrong Reasons

By Debbie Elicksen. All the Wrong Reasons (2013) is a well-played drama about the people who work at a big box retail store. The film was written and directed by Continue Reading →