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 →

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 →

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 →

The Informant!

By Debbie Elicksen. The most bizarre factor about this movie is that it is actually based on actual events. It’s really hard to believe that this was a real person. Continue Reading →

All About Steve

By Debbie Elicksen. What happens when you put a stalker, a news man, some protesters, and a sinkhole together? You get a wonderfully funny movie that stars two of the Continue Reading →

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

  By Debbie Elicksen. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a dark comedy from Fox Searchlight (2014) that was directed by Alexandro Gonzélez Iñárritu. Iñárritu also wrote the screenplay, Continue Reading →