director: Paul Haggis

The Next Three Days

To the filmmakers' credit, this picture does hold one's attention. It is over two hours long. Russell Crowe gives a strong performance in portraying an obsessed man, a husband who loves his wife dearly and believes in her innocence when she winds up in prison with a murder rap. He does everything [...]

In the Valley of Elah

This film had a couple of F words in it before one scene appeared on screen! During the opening credits, with the words against a black background, in the first twenty seconds, the viewer and listener was greeted with two F words. I knew immediately that the strong language would be plentiful. The [...]

Crash – Filtered

September 6, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Set in Los Angeles, "Crash" is a film with multiple storylines involving people from various walks of life. It is very moving in that it tries to portray the oftentimes severe effect that racism has on everyday life. A variety of characters include white cops, Persian shop-owners, a Latino [...]

Crash

Prior to seeing this film I hadn’t construed a common theme other than the lives of several groups of people intersect because of an accident. It didn’t take much time to derive racism and stereotypes as the focal points. The writers effectively addressed their opinions on the prevalence of [...]

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