Tag Archives: In the Name of the Father

Movies to See Right Now

Now is the time to catch future Oscar contenders on the big screen, especially crowd pleasers like True Grit, The King’s Speech and Black Swan. True Grit is the Coen Brothers’ splendid Old West story of Mattie Ross, a girl … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Movie Recommendations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pete Postlethwaite and my DVD of the Week

The great character actor Pete Postlethwaite died last week, and this week’s DVD pick honors his finest film work. In the Name of the Father (1993)  is based on the true story of Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) of the Guildford … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Weekly Movie Recommendations | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Best Prison Movies

So how does A Prophet stack up against other films in that time honored genre – the Prison Movie? Can a French film rank high among the Alcatraz, Sing Sing and Folsom fare? My top ten includes familiar themes – … Continue reading

Posted in Movie Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment