What's Eating Gilbert Grape: Raw Realism

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? is a moving, human film. Director Lasse Hallström weaves a story that captures both the viewer’s attention and the subtle emotional intricacies that are involved in our relationships with our families, neighbors, friends and loved ones. Johnny Depp stars as Gilbert Grape, a young man who works...
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The Jerk: This, and That

Born from a line out of Steve Martin’s stand up act, The Jerk is a rags to riches to rags tale. Made in 1976 by director Carl Reiner, The Jerk is Steve Martin at his comedy apex. Full of sight gags and absurd situations, The Jerk gives Steve Martin an avenue...
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The Sting: Camera, Character and a Great Screenplay

Long before Guy Ritchie’s Cinema celebrated being on the other side of the law, George Roy Hill with screenwriter David S.Ward brought to the screen what is now celebrated as a template for modern crime capers. The Sting, released in 1973 is set in economically deprived Chicago in the 1930's...
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