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 →

Phoenix

By Debbie Elicksen. A screenplay that was written (co-written by Harun Farocki) and directed by Christian Petzold, Phoenix (2014) is a German film about a woman, whose life has seen much tragedy Continue Reading →

Palm Trees in the Snow

By Debbie Elicksen. Fernando González Molina beautifully directed this captivating story about love and family. Palm Trees in the Snow (2015) will hold your heart through every scene. This international drama was Continue Reading →

Lila & Eve

By Debbie Elicksen. Lila & Eve (2015) is raw. It’s real. It’s a kick-ass revenge story. Two mothers, devastated by the loss of their children to gunfire, meet in the Continue Reading →

Homefront

By Debbie Elicksen. After an attempted bust of a biker gang goes wrong, former DEA agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham) just wants to find a quiet neighborhood where he can raise Continue Reading →

Nightingale

By Debbie Elicksen. Peter Snowden (David Oyelowo) is a war veteran. He documents his days and feelings through a webcam while his dead mother decomposes in her room. We see Continue Reading →

Munich

By Debbie Elicksen. Munich (2005) is based on the true story behind the headline of the 11 murdered Israeli athletes in Munich during the 1972 Olympic Summer Games. Stephen Spielberg Continue Reading →

Changing Lanes

By Debbie Elicksen. It could happen to anyone. That is what makes Changing Lanes (2002), written by Chad Taylor and Michael Tolkin such a compelling story. The moral of the Continue Reading →

Flowers of War

By Debbie Elicksen. Flowers of War (2011) is a historical drama starring Christian Bale (John Miller), Ni Ni (Yu Mo),  and Shigeo Kobayashi (Lieutenant Kato). Heng Liu wrote the screenplay, based Continue Reading →

Capote

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 →