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Bridge of Spies (Movie)

BridgeOfSpiesMain Cast: Mark Rylance, Tom Hanks

Review: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

Using some historical references and inspired by some true events, it is about an exchange of (more…)

Philomena (Movie)

PhilomenaMain Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark

Review: 9.2 out of 10 stars.

Based on true events.

This is like 20/20 or Dateline on big screen but with dramatic orchestra that made you feel pinned in your seat, consumed by the 3 incredible actors acted tremendously with 2 who interacted with sparkling chemistry.

Just as you are about to ball your eyes out with the bitter discovery from a mother who lost his son for 50 years, the sidekick journalist was super funny and breathed in the fresh life to the heartbroken but hopeful mother.

At first glance it was like 2 extremes mismatches, 1 who is religious, believes in good in everyone, forever humble and feels repent for her “sin” for her whole life, contrast with a sharp, hot blooded and hot headed talkative guy who has just lost his job from his pen comment.

The two collide initially but quickly become a long lost puzzle as they went through the journey of finding the son together.

The very bitter truth was revealed half way through the movie and as the journalist’s contact felt that there might need to create more story to be published, the real (more…)

12 Years a Slave (Movie)

12YearsASlaveMain Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ashley Dyke

Review: 8.2 out of 10 stars.

A film based on the true story of Solomon Northup of the 12 years he was kidnapped and became a slave. Not an easy truth to digest but the writer and director decided not to do too many gory scenes. Rather, the writer focused on the (more…)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Movie)

LeeDanielsTheButlerMain Cast: Forester Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding Jr, Robin Williams, John Cusack, Liev Schreiber, Jane Fonda, Terence Howard, Mariah Carey

Review: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

This movie has an impressive cast, even with those who don’t usually act. And most likely because it’s based on some true events (see further for fact checking link) and not just an article, acting was much more touching and real.

The film is inspired by an article about Eugene Allen (Cecil Gaines in the movie) as a poor man who found his way to work and ultimately became one of the most prestigious butlers at the White House. ( The story was then expanded with research, added dramatization, and romanticized former presidents who would appear to have (more…)

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