Unbroken by Jesus

Review of Unbroken, Directed by Angelina Jolie“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.” — Mark TwainAngelina Jolie, who directed World War II-flick Unbroken, and the Coen brothers, who wrote the script, had a lot to live up to. The book on which it was based is breathtaking. Laura Hillenbrand’s nonfiction narrative was a tantalizing read, full of high-speed action, glorious detail, comic romps and historical context — al … [Read more...]

Maleficent Love

Review of Maleficent, Directed by Robert StrombergAngelina Jolie makes Maleficent a movie worth watching. And she doesn’t even say very much throughout the film. Her accentuated cheekbones, her cold, creepy stares, the alabaster skin and ruby lips, the careful intonation of each phrase--the whole package keeps you fixated. There is no doubt that without Jolie, Maleficent would not sell, and fortunately both for the studio and for the audiences, the camera stays glued to this complex creature … [Read more...]