actor: Laura Linney

Sully

September 9, 2016
"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

August 24, 2007
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

February 16, 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

October 13, 2006
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

September 9, 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 [...]

Kinsey

January 6, 2005
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 [...]

Further Tales of the City

While it tackles many sides of the romantic life of our society, this film still feels contrived and out-dated since it blatantly fictionalizes events revolving around 1981. While well written, Maupin relies too much on romantic activity than the forces that drive the romanticism of the [...]

Running Mates

Have you ever seen a political drama where the lead was a good man - and a Republican? Well, you won’t here, either. Once again, the caring, good-looking candidate is a Democrat. I mention that because the powers that be in Hollywoodland never seem to show Republicans in a favorable light. [...]

Congo

July 27, 1999
This is a dark film. There are a lot of gorillas and people killed, blood spurting, and bodies pile up. There are some interesting suspenseful moments including what will happen to people on a plane when it is attacked, and when the gorillas will attack and what will happen as a result. As a family [...]