actor: Laura Linney

Sully

"Sully" is a dramatic account of the landing of Flight 1549 into the Hudson River in New York City, piloted by the seasoned airline captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. Tom Hanks is terrific as Sully, the man many people, including passengers on the flight, called a "hero." However, tension mounts [...]

The Nanny Diaries

Not to wax poetic, but this movie has its pluses and minuses, it's good and it's bad, it's yin and it's yang. It doesn't offer anything new as far as nanny and child relations go, but the ending is rather nice. Annie the Nanny (Scarlet Johansson) is a long suffering person with an identity crisis. [...]

Breach

June 12, 2007
Movies based on real people are showing up more frequently at the box office and this one in no exception. While it may be based on historical events, the writers focused on several questionable elements and character flaws in the film's main subject making the thematic elements a little too [...]

Man of the Year

Disappointing, not very funny, crude, good premise, poor sound mix, hard to hear dialog at times, interesting observations about the political landscape. These are some of the things I can impart about "Man of the Year". Tom Dobbs describes aspects of the political landscape that I believe many [...]

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

December 20, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

First of all, I have to admit this film is much different than I had anticipated. All the previews on TV portray it as strictly a horror film. What people may not realize is that it’s also a courtroom drama. These two genres are blended together masterfully. This film, based on a true story, is [...]

The Exorcism of Emily Rose – Filtered

December 20, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"The Exorcism of Emily Rose" was actually a pretty fascinating movie. It is based on a true story about an attempted exorcism, but gives both religious and scientific reasons for Emily’s “behavior”. There were some pretty scary parts like eyes oozing a black substance, people with [...]

Kinsey – Filtered

May 17, 2005
“Kinsey”, is a provocative and fascinating movie starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney as the pioneer sex researchers, Professor Alfred and Clara Kinsey. Linney portrays Clara, with realism and compassion as a devoted wife and mother. This movie revolves mostly around Dr. Kinsey. Kinsey starts [...]

Kinsey

It is amazing how differently society views sexuality and sex these days as compared to when the movie was based. I found the actual study that professor Kinsey was performing to be very intriguing. It showed that, as in most cases with people, knowledge is devised without a proper gathering of [...]

Enough – Edited

In 1996, among all female murder victims in the U.S., 30% were slain by their husbands or boyfriends. In 1990, more than 800 women were killed by their husbands; 400 more were killed by their boyfriends. Uniform Crime Reports of the U.S. 1996, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1996) One-third of all [...]