In the tradition of Make Way for Tomorrow and Tokyo Story, Ira Sachs has brought us a look into the generational divide as seen through the experiences of an aging couple in his newest feature, Love Is Strange. Updating this theme for the modern age, this New York-set character piece opens up on the beautiful ceremony of Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tying the knot after four decades of being together. Soon after, however, George is let…
Another week, another young adult franchise hopeful hits the big screen. Adapted from the book trilogy by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is the seventh YA film to hit screens in the past twelve months and while it hasn't hit the success level of Hunger Games or even Divergent, it seems to have effectively avoided the gallows of recent DOA flops like Vampire Academy and The Mortal Instruments. The "unique" hook in this series is that it's headed by a…
So to recap the first five minutes of Lee Daniels’ Lee Daniels’ The Butler:
- Forest Whitaker is sitting in the White House.
- He stares into the horizon, even though he’s inside.
- Cut to an image of two men hanging.
- Fade in Martin Luther King Jr. quote next to them.
- Cut back to Forest Whitaker staring into the horizon for a second.
- Cut to his childhood, working on a cotton farm with his parents.