By Debbie Elicksen. Dan Futterman wrote the screenplay for Capote (2005), based on the book by Gerald Clarke. The film was directed by Bennett Miller. Philip Seymour Hoffman absolutely deserved Continue Reading →

Reindeer Games

By Debbie Elicksen. Don’t let the opening Santa scene and title lead you to believe that Reindeer Games (2000) is a Christmas movie. Prisoner Rudy Duncan (Ben Affleck) assumes the identity Continue Reading →

Slumdog Millionaire

By Debbie Elicksen. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) is a beautiful story of friendship, love, and loyalty in the most horrendous of circumstances. Orphaned brothers Jamal and Salim Malik from an India slum meet Continue Reading →


By Debbie Elicksen. Columbiana (2011) is the story of Cataleya Restrepo (Zoe Saldana), whose parents are killed by the Columbian drug lord Don Luis (Beto Benites) when she is a Continue Reading →

Mystic River

By Debbie Elicksen Mystic River (2003) is an outstanding crime drama directed by Clint Eastwood. Brian Helgeland wrote the screenplay, which is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. Three childhood Continue Reading →