Silkwood – Yes, Let’s Build More “Nucular” Power Plants Part I

Written by Nora Ephron and Alice ArlenDirected by Mike Nichols I have heard arguments lately for less regulations on corporations – that they will do the “right thing” and the regulations are often unnecessary and costly. Everyone who honestly believes that should view Silkwood. It’s based on actual events that took place, and highlights whatContinue reading “Silkwood – Yes, Let’s Build More “Nucular” Power Plants Part I”

The Manchurian Candidate (2004): The Wrong Time for a Thriller About a Presidential Race?

Written by Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne, and Dean GeorgarisDirected by Jonathan Demme I hadn’t seen the original Manchurian Candidate until a few months prior to seeing the remake. A discussion around one of my Star Trek reviews was what prompted me to rent the original, so that was still fresh in my mindContinue reading “The Manchurian Candidate (2004): The Wrong Time for a Thriller About a Presidential Race?”

The River Wild – Beautiful Scenery and the Wrong Story?

Written by Denis O’NeillDirected by Curtis Hanson Although much of the plot of The River Wild is inherently predictable, there are enough twists that coupled with some terrific performances make this film worth viewing. I had caught part of this movie recently on cable, and wondered why I hadn’t watched it in some time, soContinue reading “The River Wild – Beautiful Scenery and the Wrong Story?”