Tag: True Story

Lawless

Lawless

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lawless is the latest directorial effort from director John Hillcoat, based on the larger-than-life, true story of the Bondurant Boys and it’s as interesting one at that. See, no matter what anyone tells you, there are no real heroes of Lawless. On one hand, you have the outlaw brothers who are struggling to make their […]

The Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

| November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

A new documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns is now playing in limited release. The Central Park Five chronicles the events of April 19, 1989, in New York when five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem (Raymond Santana, 14, Kevin Richardson, 14, Steve Lopez, 15, Antron McCray, 15, Yusef Salaam, 15, and Kharey Wise, 16) were arrested […]

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ARGO

ARGO

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Each time Ben Affleck directs a film it seems like the world is flabbergasted. “I thought Ben Affleck was done!” I don’t know if anyone truly believed Affleck was ever “done,” but surely either Gone Baby Gone or The Town did something to convince doubters that Affleck would not be exiled from Hollywood. Argo definitely […]

The Cup

The Cup

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Following in their father’s tragic footsteps, brothers Damien and Jason Oliver (Stephen Curry and Daniel MacPherson) are professional jockeys; racing horses for a living.  Their father died when they were only children, trampled by his competitors after the horse he was riding buckled and collapsed beneath him.  Now, adults Damien and Jason are set to […]

Free Men

Free Men

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ismaël Ferroukhi’s Free Men is an incredible period piece and one of the most impressive WW II films I have ever seen. Trading the typical settings of most WWII films, Free Men finds its focus on the Algerians living in Paris, under the German occupation. Younes (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet) is a young Algerian, who […]

The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War

| July 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

With The Dark Knight Rises right around the corner, we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Christian Bale in the near future. But before his next outing as the Caped Crusader, audiences can check out Bale starring in the new Blu-ray/DVD release of The Flowers of War courtesy of Lionsgate.  Directed by Zhang […]

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The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The story on which the 2011 Lifetime movie The Bling Ring is based has, for whatever reason(s), struck a chord with audiences.  First of all, if Lifetime makes a movie based on a story, that’s a pretty good indicator right there that it’s a popular issue in the public discourse.  But then, when TV shows […]

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Girl Fight

Girl Fight

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pretty much since its inception, Lifetime has suffered from an unfair stigmatization that has precluded many moviegoers from fairly appraising their productions.  For many, to talk about Lifetime movies is to talk about “chick flicks,” “tear-jerkers,” or “man-hating” films.  At best, Lifetime movies are categorized by moviegoers as “social problem” films, an accurate though still […]