Spotlight

By Debbie Elicksen. How do you say no to God? Spotlight (2015) is based on the true story of a Boston Globe investigative news team uncovering the answers to 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 →

Hope

By Debbie Elicken Hope (2013) is a South Korean subtitled film about a sweet eight-year-old girl, who was brutalized, raped, and left for dead on her way to school one Continue Reading →

Letters from Iwo Jima

By Debbie Elicksen. I would call Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) the modern day version of All Quiet on the Western Front. It qualifies as classic material, and it also Continue Reading →

A Dark Truth

By Debbie Elicksen. How do you want to be remembered? That is the lesson learned from watching A Dark Truth (2012). This action thriller was written and directed by Damian Continue Reading →

Bridge of Spies

By Debbie Elicksen. Bridge of Spies (2015) is that moment of time when the post war, Cold War, and espionage all come together. It is a thriller based on the 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 →