After grappling with human loss in such unabashedly sentimental schlock as “Million Dollar Baby” and “Changeling,” Eastwood’s finally reached his nadir with “Hereafter,” a film that attempts to convey the different ways in which we collectively deal with the possibility of an afterlife.
On Monday, the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society of Stanford hosted a screening of “Advise and Dissent,” a feature-length documentary on the confirmation of Supreme Court justices.
Part teen movie, part serious look at the lives of the mentally ill, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” explores what would happen if a typical high school student had to stay in a psychiatric hospital.
Two years removed from the big financial collapse of 2008, documentarian Charles Ferguson answers the question “How did it all start?” Ferguson takes the grand task upon himself and interviews seemingly every CEO, economics professor and financial advisor in the Tri-State area. His result is a sleek, sexy and surprisingly fun exposé – “Inside Job” reveals the inner-workings of Wall Street and the financial sector.
Based on the modern Swedish classic “Let The Right One In,” “Let Me In” is Hollywood’s response to vampire-mania, following in the footsteps of “Twilight” and “True Blood.”
“The Social Network” is an unabashed dramatization of real life, but under Fincher’s direction, it deftly avoids mainstream melodrama in favor of artistry, gravitas and honest, character-driven conflict.
“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” screened for Stanford students last Friday by the Stanford Film Society, has all the makings of a great film – strong performances, Stone’s directing and, above all, timeliness. But while entertaining at some parts, and despite the elements working for it, “Money Never Sleeps” just never fully delivered what it promised.