Film Review: Argo (2012)

And the Oscar Goes to: Argo, 2012 Directed by: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman   Argo is a historical drama film directed by, and starring, Ben Affleck (Shakespeare in Love), and is based on U. S Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez’s book The Master of Disguise about howContinue reading “Film Review: Argo (2012)”

Film Review: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

’12 Years a Slave makes no effort to be cautious; instead choosing to portray the white slavers as they would have been back then: incredibly racist and cruel’ And the Oscar Goes to: 12 Years a Slave Directed by: Steve McQueen Written by: John Ridley Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, LupitaContinue reading “Film Review: 12 Years a Slave (2013)”

Film Review: Birdman: or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

And the Oscar Goes to: Birdman: or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), 2014 Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts Birdman: or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) tells the story of Riggan Thomson, played by Michael Keaton (Spotlight), an actor known famously for his portrayal asContinue reading “Film Review: Birdman: or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)”

Film Review: The Mummy (2017)

2017 in Cinema: The Mummy, 2017 Directed by: Alex Kurtzman Written by: David Keopp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman Starring: Tom Cruise, Russel Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, American Made, as Nick, a U. S. Military officer who unearths the tomb of Princess Ahmanet, and in doing so unleashes her spirit andContinue reading “Film Review: The Mummy (2017)”

Film Review: Spotlight (2015)

And the Oscar Goes to: Spotlight, 2015 Directed by: Tom McCarthy Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams Spotlight is an American biographical crime drama focusing on the Spotlight team of The Boston Globe and their investigation into cases of widespread child sex abuse claims in the Boston area, with many priests accused as theContinue reading “Film Review: Spotlight (2015)”

Film Review: Moonlight (2016)

And the Oscar Goes to: Moonlight, 2016 Directed by: Barry Jenkins Written by: Barry Jenkins Starring: Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monai, Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland Moonlight, the recipient of 2017’s Oscar for Best Picture, is a movie adaptation from Tarell Alvin’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film is presentedContinue reading “Film Review: Moonlight (2016)”