In his latest artistic endeavor to spread peace through art, former child soldier Emmanuel Jal, stars in this Fall's "The Good Lie" alongside Reese Witherspoon.
I once asked my grandmother why they are called 'movies,' and she said 'because they are supposed to move you.' Today, I remember this quote as I've just seen one of the year's best and most moving films, The Good Lie.
It took 14 years for screenwriter Margaret Nagle to bring the wonderfully touching and inspiring "The Good Lie" to the screen. Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll are in the cast, but they are supporting players.
It is my favorite thing. I'm never happier than when I'm part of an ensemble. The rhythm of working in a group and the dynamic of each individual relationship within that group coming together is such a special thing.
There are films that make you want to run to the bookstore or, in reality, Amazon.com. Any Jane Austen or Dickens adaptation. Atonement. Requiem for a Dream perhaps. Then there is Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice.
Film audiences may flock to The Good Lie, a compelling drama because Reese Witherspoon is one of the stars, but they will fall in love with Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, rapper Emmanuel Jal, and Kuoth Wiel.
The Good Lie is the story of some of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan. It stars Reese Witherspoon. She helps the Lost Boys, but as is so often the case when we respond to God's call to care for our neighbor, they probably help her more. No one saves the day in this movie, but they all help save each other.
It would be easy to dismiss The Good Lie as manipulative, a movie aimed at the tear ducts (and we all know you can't trust a movie about emotions).
In Tracks, Mia Wasikowska plays a young woman who decides to do what no woman has done before her: She will walk halfway across Australia, beginning in desolate Alice Springs and traversing 1,700 miles of desert and wasteland, walking to the ocean on the island continent's west coast.
If I were going to generalize about this year's Toronto International Film Festival based on the films I saw Monday, I'd tell you that it's a great year for dramatic films based on true stories.
Blake Lively's new lifestyle website, Preserve, has been mercilessly mocked with fiendish, snarky glee since it debuted last Monday. And honestly, it's hard not to get behind the haters.
Before you administer a little dose of "F You" to the man, you might think twice about whether you want to fight it out in court.
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Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.
March 25 was National Agriculture Day. For generations, farmers have been getting up before the sun rises to work the land and help feed the world. It...
This past Monday was National Middle Name Pride Day. But middle names weren't always popular in the United States.