The Fifth Estate is more like a documentary — without the context or the strict adherence to documentable facts — than it is an dramatization. It's not a bad film, even though it straddles the two worlds without fully embracing either genre.

Captain Phillips is a well-made drama about the real-life events that played themselves out on global television back in April of 2009. The audience already knows the outline of what happened before walking into the theater.

The chilling new film Gravity grips the audience immediately with a nightmarish scenario high above the Earth, where astronauts Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) are stranded. The powerful and tense plot and unique visual features rivet the audience as they empathize with the two astronauts in what appears to be an almost hopeless situation.

It's about maintaining one’s composure and finding one’s faith when very little hope appears to exist.

 

 

When Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away nearly two years ago, it seemed inevitable that a film honoring the technological and business genius would come out of Hollywood. Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as the young Steve Jobs, proves to be an interesting film with some positive elements including a pro-capitalist perspective.

ElysiumElysium is a campy, dystopian film by writer/director Neill Blomkamp (District 9), starring Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.