The Report Director: Scott Z. Burns
Writer: Scott Z. Burns
Cast: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Ted Levine, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Corey Stoll, Maura Tierney, Jon Hamm, Matthew Rhys, John Rothman, Sarah Goldberg
Distributor: Amazon Studios
Rated R | Minutes: 120
Release Date: November 15, 2019
There is nothing more shocking and revealing than the truth. Scott Z. Burn‘s The Report is based on the true story of Daniel Jones’ investigation into the infamous Torture Report that followed after the September 11 attacks. The film takes a deep dive to uncover the heinous torture crimes committed by the CIA, and how they and the White House tried to cover it all up. While it is a slow and tedious political thriller, it is something that is filled with fast-paced dialogue, outstanding performances from Adam Driver and Annette Benning, and shocking revelations that will surely evoke anger and frustration.
Above all, The Report highlights the absolute necessity for investigative reporting. My full review here below.
First Man Director: Damien Chazelle Writers: Josh Singer Cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, CiarÃ¡n Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, Lukas Haas Studio: Universal Studios Rated PG-13 | 141 Minutes Release Date: October 12, 2018
First Man covers man’s epic journey to the moon at the peak of the space race of the 1960s. It’s a bit of a step away for Damien Chazelle, who is better known for music-based films like Whiplash and La La Land, but one that plays to his strengths. A film about characters making great sacrifices.
Not only that, but it also succeeds on a technical level. Close-up shots and the shaky cam brings audiences closer to the story and allows them to see physical and emotional toll these NASA missions have on the crew. Additionally, the cinematography, especially in the IMAX sequences, displays the grandeur of the collective effort to not only get man on the moon but also its successful landing. The problem is, the film suffers from a by-the-numbers story that does very little to engage with its audience. Check out my full review of the film below.
Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for First Man, which is based on author James Hansen‘s book First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong.
The movie re-unites Academy Award winning La La Land director Damien Chazelle with his Academy Award nominated star Ryan Gosling, who plays Armstrong in the film. Also starring is Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas.
Continue below for a synopsis and to check out the latest trailer for First Man.
Back in June we saw the first trailer for the latest movie from Academy Award winning Whiplash and La La Land director Damien Chazelle, titled First Man.
Now Universal Pictures has released a second official trailer for the movie, which is based on the book First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansen. It tells the story of NASA’s mission to land people on the moon with a focus on Neil Armstrong. Starring in the movie is Ryan Gosling as Armstrong, as well as Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas.
Click on over to the other side now to read an official synopsis for First Man and to watch the new trailer.