Directed by: Ava DuVernay
Running time: 128 minutes
And so we have the last of the Best Picture films based upon true events. We made it! OK, I know I’ve been picking on these movies quite a bit, but I’ll be honest and say that all the previous few “true story” movies have been pretty good. Well, not ALL, but most. I complain about it, but history does have some fantastic stories to tell and often they are stories we, as a society, need to hear as a means to better ourselves.
Enter Selma. Continue reading
American Sniper (2014)
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Running time: 132 minutes
This review could be really short, because while I am in two minds regarding Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, I feel this two-minute trailer really captured everything I like about it: Continue reading
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Directed by: James Marsh
Running time: 123 minutes
I think I’m actually out of “too many true-story films” jokes. I guess I’m just fresh out of ideas. Say, just like contemporary Hollywood!
…I’m sorry, that’s not true. I’ve seen some awesome ideas from Hollywood in recent years. But seriously, this is getting old. Continue reading