Balloon

Around the world in 80 days? The Strelzyk and Wetzel families just need to stay aloft for 30 minutes to clear the Berlin Wall and reach the West! But with their every step, the secret police for the German DEMOCRATIC Republic, led by the watchful stare of a Stasi Lieutenant (Thomas Kretschmann), are closing in. From the… Continue reading Balloon

Just Mercy

Much like The Fonz before him, young Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson has to travel down to the South to find some racial injustice to fight. The year is 1989 instead of the late ’50s, though. Otherwise, Michael B. Jordan gets to play Stevenson like a supercool superhero as he fights to free innocent black men… Continue reading Just Mercy

Bombshell

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Mad Max: Fury Road felt like some kid rambling on about a dream he had after watching The Road Warrior on a sugar high. Bombshell is the caffeine-crazed daydream of a CNN reporter who got bored while watching the Showtime network’s The Loudest Voice. That seven-part series was a little too thoughtfully plodding while analyzing the rise and fall… Continue reading Bombshell

Dark Waters

Mark Ruffalo stars as "Robert Bilott" in director Todd Haynes' DARK WATERS, a Focus Features release. Credit : Mary Cybulski / Focus Features

“Fact-based” legal story about Robert Bilott’s battle against corporate giant DuPont for the release of a toxic chemical into the water supply of a small West Virginia town. Bilott (Mark Ruffalo), a corporate defense attorney himself that would usually defend companies like DuPont, swerves to the other side after he’s approached by a farmer about… Continue reading Dark Waters

Rape Victim Child Custody Drama Films in Atlanta

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Based on the true story of Analyn Megison, the Lifetime TV movie You Can’t Take My Daughter begins production in Atlanta this week, lasting through early November. Now an advocate for rape survivors and their children, Megison was allegedly raped at age 29 while working for the governor of Louisiana as a special assistant on… Continue reading Rape Victim Child Custody Drama Films in Atlanta

Official Secrets

Katharine Gun was a low-level British intelligence translator who spent her free time screaming at the television because she hated that Tony Blair was going to war with Iraq in 2003. Then she got a chance to send some journalists a highly classified document. That would lead to criminal charges and a chance for Keira… Continue reading Official Secrets

Ray Ray McElrathbey Story to Film in Atlanta

Based on the true story of former Clemson football defensive running back Ray Ray McElrathbey, the upcoming Disney+ movie Safety is lined up to begin production imminently in Atlanta. As an aspiring 18-year-old college football player, McElrathbey jeopardized his college scholarship by taking custody of his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr while their crackhead mother underwent an… Continue reading Ray Ray McElrathbey Story to Film in Atlanta

Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies is a fact-based account of outspoken black activist Ann Atwater, played by Taraji P. Henson (Empire) clashing over school integration with C.P. Ellis, played by Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), the Exalted Cyclops of the North Carolina Ku Klux Klan. The two who are on complete polar… Continue reading Best of Enemies

Breakthrough

Christian “faith-based” movies are normally predictable, corny, cliché-ridden, and very hard to sit through. They also usually have unknown, horrible actors and cheap-budget production values. Luckily the movie Breakthrough actually has a budget and recognizable actors that can actually act – the very popular Chrissy Metz (from the very popular TV show This Is Us),… Continue reading Breakthrough

The Mule

Based on the strange-but-true tale of Leo Sharp, an octogenarian who for some 10+ years was the most prolific US drug runner for the El Chapo Mexican cartel, Clint Eastwood is Earl Stone, a Korean War veteran who decides to undertake some questionable courier jobs for a batch of shady, heavily-armed beaners (his term) when… Continue reading The Mule

Snowden

There’s a T-shirt that sums it up: “The NSA is the ONLY branch of government that listens”! Jason Gordon-Leavitt is Edward Snowden, the computer consultant who created the PRISM program for US Intelligence that monitored private cell phone calls and computer communication for folks like Verizon and Yahoo, and who became a whistleblower after NSA… Continue reading Snowden

Sully

Clint Eastwood takes 208 seconds and delivers an edge-of-your-seat 90-minute film about Chesley Sullenberger, the veteran pilot who successfully guided US Airlines Flight #1549 into the Hudson River without a single casualty after losing both engines. The harsh scapegoating investigation conducted by the NTSD using controlled simulations only proved that Sully was smarter than anyone else… Continue reading Sully

The Innocents

At the end of World War II in Poland as the Nazis are driven out by liberating Soviet grunts, it is discovered that both besieged the local convent and left numerous sisters impregnated. The shame of discovery prompts a nun to approach a young Red Cross worker, who is also a communist, to secretly visit the convent… Continue reading The Innocents

Presenting Princess Shaw

What do New Orleans and Tel Aviv have in common? Two parts of an audio-salvaged masterpiece resulting in the song “Give It Up.” Samantha Montgomery works as a caregiver but aspires to reach a wider audience with her songs. Ophir Kutiel (“Kutiman”) lives in a kibbutz in Israel, scouring YouTube for prospective notes that he then constructs as masterful… Continue reading Presenting Princess Shaw