Spotlight – A Movie Review

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Dec 102015

Spotlight Movie PosterStarring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy, SPOTLIGHT is a tense investigative dramatic-thriller, tracing the steps to one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times.

Director: Tom McCarthy
Writer: Tom McCarthy (screenplay), Josh Singer (screenplay)
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber
Runtime: 128 min; Rated: R; Genre: Biography, Drama, History; Released: 31 Dec 2015 Continue reading »

Defiance – A Movie Review

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Jan 202009

Defiance PosterFour Jewish brothers living in Nazi occupied Poland escape into the forest where they join up with Russian resistance fighters in battling the Nazis. Throughout the war they built a village inside the forest and saved the lives of more than 1200 other Jews. Based on a true story.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Adaptation and War; Running Time: 2 hrs. 17 min.; Release Date: December 31st, 2008 (limited); MPAA Rating: R for violence and language.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Tomas Arana

Directed by: Edward Zwick

The too rarely told story of defying Nazis. Liev Schreiber and Daniel Craig are first rate, the action sequences strong, and the plot credible. This is not a “Holocaust” movie about Jews dying at the hands of the Nazis – it is about the heroism of average people who are forced to take up arms to fight against oppression. It’s also about people trying to maintain a civil society when every aspect of their life is turned on it’s head. When it comes to Daniel Craig’s character,it’s about a person having leadership thrust on him, and having to rise the occaision.

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