Review of Amelia written by Ron Bass and directed by Mira NairRating *** Amelia is a solid bio picture that doesn't quite reach the same level as Martin Scorsese's The Aviator. Still, it is a movie worth seeing. For the past few months I've been stuck in the late twenties and thirties. … [Read more...] about Review of Amelia
Review of American Violet directed by Tim Disney and written by Bill HaneyRating **** I am drawn to stories of injustice, especially those dealing with wrongful conviction. This story is about prosecutorial misconduct with an underlying theme of racism. The case in question here deals with the … [Read more...] about Review of American Violet
Review of Where The Wild (Weird) Things AreRating * The last time I wrote a review about a movie that wasn't a nonfiction film was for the movie There Will Be Blood. I was peeved at the time that the movie was being touted as a best picture candidate. I didn't agree. Now I've … [Read more...] about Where The Wild (Weird) Things Are
Review of Notorious written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Reggie Rock Bythewood and directed by George Tillman, Jr.Rating **** I'm not a fan of RAP or Hip Hop. Every now and then I'll hear something I like. For the most part, though, I'm a smooth jazz and country fan. I'm … [Read more...] about Review of Notorious by George Tillman, Jr.
Review of Waltz With Bashir written and Directed by Ari FolmanRating *** 1/2 This is a foreign language film that tells several related stories concerning the Israel/ Palestine conflict. In particular it deals with a massacre that ocurred in September of 1982 at a Palestinian refugee camp. The film … [Read more...] about Review of Waltz With Bashir
Review of Defiance written by Edward Zwick and Clay Frohman and Directed by Edward ZwickRating *** 1/2 Too many movies today that are based on true stories start with the disclaimer "based on a true story" or "inspired by a true story." So there's no way to tell fact … [Read more...] about Review of Defiance