Sundance 2020: Worth

Worth examines the cost of human lives in the true story of the efforts that went into launching the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. How much is life worth?  Is a Fortune 500 CEO worth the same or more than a dishwasher?  How do you breakdown the money when parents disapprove of their children’s lifestyle?  This is really what it all comes down to with compensating victims and their families. When we first meet Kenneth…

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Captain America: The First Avenger – The Road to Endgame

Chris Evans embodies the spirit of Captain America as the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces us to the super soldier from Brooklyn. A brief prologue in Norway introduces us to Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) and his quest for the Tesseract.  Shortly thereafter, we go stateside to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in New York.  Rogers is a sickly young man but he’s not one to give up.  It does not matter how many times the army turns him down…

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A Private War: Marie Colvin’s Important Story

A Private War follows The Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin during some of the most pivotal moments of her career as a Foreign Affairs correspondent. The film starts out in Homs, Syria in 2012 before flashing back to London, 2001.  While her bosses wanted to send her to one country, Colvin (Rosamund Pike) believed that the Sri Lankan Civil War was the more important story.  Whatever the case, Colvin’s decision would get her placed in…

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The Children Act: Emma Thompson is Remarkable

With a stellar performance from Emma Thompson, The Children Act tells a moving story of a judge who must decide on life or death. British High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is given the sole responsibility of well, choosing life or death for a minor.  The minor in question is Adam Henry (Fionn Whitehead).  He’s suffering from leukemia and is denying the hospital from giving him a blood transfusion.  Even though it’s the very…

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Final Portrait: A Character Study

Final Portrait is a character study that takes us into the mind of what an artist goes through as they work to perfect their work. It’s the latest directorial offering from Stanley Tucci.  The camera framing is absolutely beautiful with its handheld movements.  Through his direction, Tucci makes some wise choices early on to hide the portrait of James Lord (Armie Hammer) even if audiences would beg for even just a glimpse of the master…

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