#30 Moneyball [2011]

Summary

Billy Beane, former Baseball Player, is now the Manager of the Oakland A’s. He uses computer-generated Analysis to acquire new Players .

 

Also

Stereotypes.

Superstition.

Acti/Blizz CEO Kottick.

 

Con

Sports.

 

Pro

Emotional and Inspiring Story.

Aaron Sorkin Screenplay.

Jonah Hills Best (non comedic) Role.

 

Recommendations

Invictus

The Fighter

Capote

 

Total

8/10

 

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#29 J. Edgar [2011]

Summary

J. Edgar Hoover creates the FBI and serves as its Director under 8 Presidents.

 

Also

Homosexuality.

Dirty Secrets.

Fraud.

 

Con

Alot of Time Jumps.

 

Pro

Good ‘old’ Make Up.

Solid True Story

 

Recommendations

Frost / Nixon

Aviator

Milk

 

Total

6/10

 

#28 Drive [2011]

Summary

A lonesome Stunt Driver falls in Love with his Neighbor and wants to protect her.

 

Also

Bloody Revenge.

Malcolm’s Dad.

A Scorpion.

 

Con

Very Explicit Presentation of Violence.

 

Pro

Beautiful Synthesizer/80es Pop OST.

Gosling’s Mimic

Dramaturgy of Pacing.

 

Recommendations

A History of Violence

Pulp Fiction

Miami Vice

 

Total

8/10

 

#27 The Fall [2006]

Summary

1920s. An injured Stuntman tells a little Girl a fantastic Story about 5 Heroes.

 

Also

Beautiful Landscapes.

Silent Film.

Oranges.

 

Con

Fantastic Story.

 

Pro

Astonishing Colors.

Adorable little Girl.

Interesting Story Progress.

 

Recommendations

The Cell

The Immortal

Where the Wild Things Are

 

Total

8/10

 

#26 Mystic River [2003]

Summary

A Group of Childhood Friends grow Up and is reunited when one loses a daughter.

 

Also

Child Abuse.

Mafiosi.

Revenge.

 

Con

Melodrama.

Strong Start and Final Act.

 

Pro

Tim Robbins disturbing Character .

Kevin Bacon as Police Officer.

Directed by Clint Eastwood.

 

Recommendations

Million Dollar Baby

Sleepers

Hollow Man

 

Total

7/10

 

#25 The Ides of March [2011]

Summary

A young communication genius for a presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics.

 

Also

Betrayal.

Sex.

Machiavellianism.

 

Con

American Politics

A few “flat” Roles

 

Pro

Intense Dramaturgy

Clooney only Supporting Role

Philip Seymour Hoffman

 

Recommendations

The Manchurian Candidate

Syriana

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

 

Total

6/10

 

#Classic Fargo [1996]

Summary

Pregnant Police Chef investigates a Series of Homicides .

 

Also

Kidnapping.

Alot of Snow.

Regional Accent.

 

Con

Nothing important to see here, move along.

 

Pro

Cruel Humor

Cohen Dialogues

Buscemi’s Talent

 

Recommendations

The big Lebowski

Miller’s Crossing

Prison Break [TV]

 

Total

8/10