“Forgotten Hollywood”- My 2015 Short List of Films to Watch.

Posted on November 6, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…The_Martian_film_poster

   I will admit it. I have yet to see THE MARTIAN and PAWN SACRIFICE. This omission of viewership will soon be rectified. As a voting member for the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, I have a list of newly-released motion pictures on my agenda. As usual, my plans include films that tackle history as told through the lens of Hollywood. They include:

~ TRUMBO – Nothing is more painful as cinematic legacy than the knowledge that Hollywood ate their young during the HUAC Blacklist during the McCarthy Era of the 1950s. Dalton Trumbo was the immensely gifted screenwriter that continued to work under assumed names, and put out such gems as Roman Holiday and The Brave One. I’m sure Bryan Cranston is a sure be to be an Oscar nominee this year for a riveting performance. And, I’m personally thrilled that this movie has the blessing of the Trumbo family, which helped share the story that includes the inclusion of Otto Preminger to the list of hero’s that helped break up the Blacklist by including Dalton Trumbo’s name to the screen credits of Exodus (as did Kirk Douglas had done in Spartacus).

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~ BRIDGE OF SPIES – It’s always a great year in motion pictures when Steven Spielberg releases a film. The bonus is his collaboration with Tom Hanks, again sure to be an Academy Awards nominee this year. The story of the spy-swap during the Cold War that included pilot Gary Francis Powers is an epic tale of espionage.

~ SUFFRAGETTE – So compelling a tale of women’s rights during the turn-of-the-century, that Turner Classic Movies is using its release to compare the inevitable legacy that was brought about during Hollywood’s Golden Age and beyond. Adam’s Rib and Norma Rae are the obvious examples used by TCM. The current faire should earn accolades for Carey Mulligan.

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~ TRUTH – This one stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather, who lost his job for a story that was debunked by his peers about George W. Bush during his run for the presidency. CBS takes a beating in this fascinating tale of the evolution of our 24-hour news cycle, and the mistakes for such folly. I hear, the real standout in this production is Cate Blanchett, competition for Best Supporting Actress.

   I’ll probably end up seeing STEVE JOBSOUR BRAND IS CRISES (I love Sandra Bullock), among others. My effort to visit neighborhood movie theaters is at hand… And, I can’t wait!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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