Chiwetel Ejiofor

Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

One man’s harrowing journey through a personalized hell has been the focus of each of Steve McQueen’s three features, but never has the metaphor been so effectively explored by the filmmaker as it is in his deeply moving fact-based drama 12 Years a Slave. McQueen’s penchant for precisely pointed perspective is applied again here, but…

Movie Review: Salt (2010)

Angelina this. Angelina that. I’m sick and tired of hearing about Brad and Angelina and their countless marital problems, but I guess I’m alone on this one because the mass media still manages to profit from the misery of these mediocre (at best) performers. I honestly don’t know whose still in Jolie’s fan base —…

Movie Review: 2012 (2009)

If you’re wondering (and you know you are) what a movie strictly built around the use of special effects looks like, look no further than 2012. It’s got a backstory that was clearly etched on a wet napkin during a drinking binge at the local Applebee’s after director Roland Emmerich discussed the idea of making…

Movie Review: American Gangster (2007)

I think it is a safe statement to say that most people, like myself, appreciate a movie that depicts a person or persons rising to the top of the food chain by perseverance, hard work and some smarts, even if their profession is less than honorable. Ridley Scott (best known for Black Hawk Down and…

Movie Review: Four Brothers (2005)

Just what the doctor ordered. A good ‘ole street-banging action flick by none other than John Singleton (whatever happened to him after “Boyz n the Hood?”). His Four Brothers chronicles the actions of 4 adopted boys who seek to exact revenge on the people who killed their adoptive mother . . . a slight twist…

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