Mark Felt Trailer #1 (2017) *The Man Who Brought Down the White House*

For decades, one of the biggest secrets in the world was “Who was Deep Throat”: the confidential informant for The Washington Post’s Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward during the Watergate scandal that would eventually end the presidency of Richard Nixon.  It wasn’t until 2005 that the mysterious figure (played as a shadowy men in All the President’s Men by Hal Holbrook) was revealed to be Mark Felt, the second-highest ranking member of the FBI.  Felt’s story now comes to the big screen with Liam Neeson in the title role.  Also starring Martin Csokas, Michael C. Hall, and Diane Lane, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House is set to open in theaters on September 29, 2017.
Liam Neeson in Mark Felt

Movie Review: Sleight (2017) *Magic Makes Good Movies*

Jacob Lattimore in Sleight

Movies are magic, and-as a rule-magic generally makes for good movies.  The wizardly kind is fun, but also is the stage and street magic.  Films that find a clever way to incorporate that sort of stagecraft and trickery into larger stories have a soft spot with me.  Sleight was a film that intrigued me when I saw the trailer, and now that it’s out on video, I checked it out, and it’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised.  Written and directed by J.D. Dillard, Sleight is a film you definitely need to check out. Continue reading Movie Review: Sleight (2017) *Magic Makes Good Movies*