Below are my reviews of the movies I saw at the Savannah Film Festival this fall, followed by some additional comments.
Reg: Regular Hollywood movie with big budget.
Ind: Independent film with low budget.
Redford movie filmed in Savannah
Beneath Hill 60
True story WW I
A must see movie
Nice Guy Johnny
Modern day “The Graduate"
Ed Burns and unknowns
Documentary about people who turn cars into art
Night Catches Us
Objective story about the Black Panthers
Actor from the
You Don’t Know Jack
The true story of Jack Kevorkian
Al Pacino, John Goodman, Brenda Vaccaro
Don’t Go Into The Woods
Slasher/Musical about teenagers
Very funny for a certain audience
True story of boy that grew up with child abuse. Goes on to become best selling author
Gods and Monsters
True story of the H-wood director of Frankenstein
Funny and interesting
Drama about poor relationships
Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams
Made in Dagenham
True story about equal pay for women
Story about relationships
Too slow with thud of an ending
True story about hiker who cuts arm off to stay alive
Tedious film about survival
Beneath Hill 60: Simply one of the best war films ever made. A true story about an unknown aspect of how WWI was fought. A drama with no core and a love story to boot!
Nice Guy Johnny: Made by Ed Burns on a $25,000 budget. Can download via iTunes. Number seven at the Apple Store at this time.
You Don't Know Jack: Regular movie with Hollywood budget but a must see.
Don't Go Into The Woods: Young people will like this movie. A "B" style horror movie that the actors sing songs through!
The Kid: A true story about how even with the worst upbringing, the human spirit can prevail. Also shows how big an impact positive role models can have.
127 Hours: Do not waste your money. If you think James Franco is hot, rent another movie he has been in.
I will follow up this blog with some observations about various, powerful life learnings that impacted me by various films.