By Debbie Elicksen. Crash is like the 2004 version of Spike Lee‘s Do the Right Thing. It’s a powerful portrayal of how interrelated our lives are, regardless of race. There Continue Reading →

Ghosts of Mississippi

By Debbie Elicksen. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) is the story of a civil rights crime that went unpunished for 25 years. It was directed by Rob Reiner and Lewis Colick wrote Continue Reading →

Losing Isaiah

By Debbie Elicksen. Stephen Gyllenhaal directed this compelling screenplay written by Naomi Foner, based on the Seth Margolis novel. The overall question the film leaves for its audience is what Continue Reading →


By Debbie Elicksen. Thunderheart (1992) was fabulously directed by Michael Apted against the stunning South Dakota backdrop. It’s a powerful screenplay by John Fusco, who skillfully shows the mistrust and Continue Reading →