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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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Lights! Camera! Action!

Moneyball

Turning a nonfiction book not just about baseball, but about the math behind it, into an A-list film might seem unlikely, but Moneyball does just that. With a very good script from Oscar-winning scribes Steven Zallian (who penned Schindler’s List) and Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), and a deft, note-perfect performance by Brad Pitt, the film tells the tale of a seismic shift in the analysis of what it takes to win in the Major Leagues. Interesting, humorous, and even touching, this is a baseball movie like no other you’ve ever seen—and also one of the best films of the year.

***¼ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2011 • 2 HOURS, 13 MINUTES
COLUMBIA PICTURES • A SCOTT RUDIN/MICHAEL DE LUCA/RACHAEL HOROVITZ PRODUCTION

STARRING
• BRAD PITTJONAH HILL

ALSO STARRING
• PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMANROBIN WRIGHTCHRIS PRATTSTEPHEN BISHOP

WRITTEN BY
• STEVEN ZAILLIAN AND AARON SORKIN (SCREENPLAY)
• STAN CHERVIN (STORY)
• MICHAEL LEWIS (BASED ON THE BOOK)

DIRECTED BY
• BENNETT MILLER

2011 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (6)
• BEST PICTURE (LOST TO THE ARTIST)
• BEST ACTOR: BRAD PITT (LOST TO JEAN DUJARDIN FOR THE ARTIST)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: JONAH HILL (LOST TO CHRISTOPHER PLUMMERFOR BEGINNERS)
• BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (LOST TO THE DESCENDANTS)
• BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO)
• BEST SOUND MIXING (LOST TO HUGO)

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