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 →

Out of the Furnace

By Debbie Elicksen. Out of the Furnace (2013) is gritty all around, right from the characters, the setting, and the story line. Brad Ingelsby and Scott Cooper wrote the screenplay, Continue Reading →

Cast Away

By Eric Johnson. Its a movie that I’m sure has kept many people away from planes. Cast Away (2000) stars Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland, a Fed Ex executive, whose plane crashes Continue Reading →

Naked Among Wolves

By Debbie Elicksen. Naked Among Wolves (2015) is a gripping story that takes place during tense days just before the Buchenwald camp was liberated during World War II. Director Philipp Kadelbach Continue Reading →

Danny Collins

By Debbie Elicksen. Imagine you’ve lived your whole career in a certain way. But if you had known about a letter that was written to you right at the start, Continue Reading →

The Stoning of Soraya M.

By Debbie Elicksen. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008) is based on a true story about modern Iran and is an adaptation of the book La Femme Lapidée, written by Continue Reading →

The Deer Hunter

By Eric Johnson. The Deer Hunter (1978) is an emotional film that showcases the lives of three friends that live in industrial Pennsylvania who enlist in the Vietnam war. There Continue Reading →

La Femme Nikita

By Debbie Elicksen. I admit that I watched the movie La Femme Nikita (1990) in reverse order. Being such a fan of the TV show (1997 to 2001 and five stars), Continue Reading →