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 →

Mississippi Burning

By Eric Johnson. Set in the fictional town of Jessup County, Mississippi Burning (1988) is a film about hatred. After three civil rights activists go missing, two of these activists 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 →

A Clockwork Orange

By Debbie Elicksen. You already know to expect something different from a Stanley Kubrick film and A Clockwork Orange (1971) is no exception. This is a drama that reads like Continue Reading →

Dolores Claiborne

By Debbie Elicksen. Dolores Claiborne lived the motto that “sometimes being a bitch is the only thing to hold onto.” Kathy Bates plays this character to perfection. This is a 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 →