Gerard Butler is a wonderful hero taking on an entire cadre of bad guys in Olympus Has Fallen.
The Ghost Writer is similar in tone to Polanski’s Chinatown; however, there is a key difference between the two films. While the protagonist in Chinatown was charismatic and demanding, the protagonist in The Ghost Writer is like a blank slate.
In the Loop focuses primarily on British government but the same bizarre actions of government can be applied to all public bodies. Iannucci’s film also takes a look at the role of the mystery men in politics, but does so more directly.
There is something special about Good Night, and Good Luck that separates it from other modern movies. It is presented in black and white, but I don’t think that is one of the film’s defining features. Black and white in this day and age suggest a commitment to a vision. Filmmakers could almost always make more money with a color film; however, they occasionally choose not to take the easy path.
There is often a struggle when one piece of media is adapted into another. Many times films adapted from plays are identifiable even before viewing the credits. Frost/Nixon does not have this problem.
Harvey Milk lived and worked for the San Francisco borough known as The Castro. It’s obvious sitting in the theatre how much Harvey Milk mattered to this community.
Michael Moore’s documentary raises some questions that every citizen should be investigating, whether Democrat, Republican, or Independent. Although there is a definite agenda present in this production, there is also and enormous amount of information presented that is intensely disturbing.