The Bank Job

By Debbie Elicksen. The Bank Job (2008) is based on a true story. It’s like the British version of Oceans 11 but with not quite the climactic ending. The mystery Continue Reading →

El Mariachi

By Debbie Elicksen. El Mariachi (1992) is the first film in the Robert Rodriguez trilogy. A mariachi man (Carlos Gallardo), who is looking for work, is mistaken for a ruthless killer Continue Reading →

Messages Deleted

By Debbie Elicksen. Jars of ideas from every day life experiences, for a writer, includes family, money, children, travel, and sometimes murder. What happens when the fiction becomes real life? 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 →


By Debbie Elicksen. Written and directed by Guy Ritchie, this crime drama is very Boondock Saints-like. RocknRolla (2008) is a fun movie with intertwining characters who are all of questionable Continue Reading →

A Most Violent Year

By Debbie Elicksen Two things are for sure after viewing writer and director J.C. Chandler‘s A Most Violent Year: one, I want to see a sequel, and two, I don’t Continue Reading →

The Godfather Trilogy.

  By Debbie Elicksen. Spoiler alerts do not apply here because, wait? Really? There are actual human beings who have not seen Francis Ford Coppola‘s  The Godfather? Surely they have Continue Reading →

Strong Casting In “The Drop”

By Debbie Elicksen. If you’re a fan of mob movies and crime dramas, you will probably like Fox Searchlight’s The Drop. But not just because it stars James Gandolfini (The Continue Reading →