Great lives make for great movies. These films, current and past, shine a light on the struggles of famous and ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things.
"I'm going to fly around the world." "It can't be done!' "Well let's change that." Amelia Earhart had the heart and vision to do what no one had ever done before, and she did it knowing that in a new world era her actions carved a stairway for other women who had the will to try.
Becoming Jane Fact and Fiction
Cassandra Austen burned most of Jane Austen’s letters after Jane’s death. We cannot know the secrets of her heart or the tears of her sufferings, but we can soar with her on the wings of her novels to imagine what her life must have been.
Becoming Jane Review
“What is she doing?” “Writing.” “Can nothing be done about it?” “If you wish to practice the art of fiction, to be the equal of a masculine author, your horizons must be…widened…by an extraordinary young man.” Jane Austen is Becoming Jane the great author.
Charlie Wilson´s War Review
Charlie Wilson drank at ten in the morning, in king´s palaces (or would have if he could have), in hot tubs, at 2 a.m. and any other time possible. He was the U.S. Congressman who, along with a woman and a rogue, made it possible for history to be rewritten in Afghanistan between 1980 and 1989.
Coco Before Chanel Review
Ever wonder how women’s fashion made the jump from the corseted 1890s to the free and easy 1920s styles? The answer lies in the movie Coco Before Chanel. It's the story of how Coco Chanel singlehandedly changed what women wear and became the biggest name in fashion.
Invictus Movie Review
“The Rainbow Nation starts here. Reconciliation starts here. Yes, reconciliation…. Forgiveness starts here, too.” Nelson Mandela changed his country--some say he changed the world--and Afrikaaner Francois Pienaar helped him do it by captaining the reinstated national rugby team, the Springboks.
Julie & Julia Movie Review
Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Amy Adams and Chris Messina work across decades to bring Julia Child's cookbook to life. With directorial weak spots here and there, Julie & Julia is nonetheless a crown of jewels.
The Sound of Music Movie Review
Some films are worth watching a hundred times over. The Sound of Music is one of those films. It was a glorious accomplishment on all counts and still hits the heart with just the right notes.
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The Young Victoria: The story of love between the young, but soon to be, Queen Victoria and her Prince Albert. Queen Victoria's speculated love for and supposed secret marriage to her gillie is surpassed by her true and lasting love for her husband Prince Albert.
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