“Non silba sed anthar (not for self, but for others)” [Ku Klux Klan motto] Based on a true story, Best of Enemies tells the story of Durham, NC, in 1971. When a school for blacks has a fire, the students need to be moved. But where, to a white school? That certainly gets everyone’s attention…. [Read More]
John Nance Garner (one of FDR’s Vice Presidents) observed that the Vice Presidency “is not worth a bucket of warm spit.” But that was different when Dick Cheney became Vice President.
With the release of this week’s Oscar nominations, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI cemented itself as an Oscar favourite with multiple nominations. Starring Francis McDormand and Sam Rockwell, BILLBOARDS is an intense drama (or is it a comedy?) and Steve welcomes back Shelley McVea to discuss the film’s interest in loss, anger and the power… [Read More]
Written by Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra), Mr. Right takes audiences places that films like Killers or Grosse Point Blank went before: into the heart of the rom-com, only this time, there are assassins. Playing on Anna Kendrick’s good girl persona, the film follows Martha, as she rebounds from an unfaithful boyfriend into the arms of Francis (Rockwell). Somehow, Francis had… [Read More]
“From the minds who brought you Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre…” That should tell you enough as you watch a film about what happens when an archaeologist runs out of real Biblical artifacts to hunt for and starts making them up. Sam Rockwell stars as the digger-turned-gravedigger Don Verdean, while Flight of the Concords’ Jemaine Clement serves as his Israeli partner-in-crime Boaz…. [Read More]
“I just wanted to give people a reason to believe.” In Don Verdean an archaeologist and dueling pastors seem to be trying to find ways to bolster people’s faith, but it all finally boils down to feeding their own egos. We have to keep in mind this is very broad satire from Jared and Jerusha… [Read More]