writer: Peter Straughan

The Goldfinch

September 13, 2019
The Synopsis: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Review: A young Theo (Oakes Fegley) and his mom visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the story that follows is the aftermath of a bombing [...]

Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)

October 30, 2015
"Our Brand Is Crisis" (2015) is a smart, gritty, realistic look at the world of politics. In this case, the plot takes place in Bolivia where political fix-it woman Jane (Sandra Bullock) is asked to help a badly losing politician, Castillo (Joaquim de Almeida), who is running for president, and [...]

The Men Who Stare at Goats

November 6, 2009
"The Men Who Stare at Goats" is a semi-believable tale of a US military program gone awry. Ewan McGregor plays a reporter who wants some action in his life when his wife leaves him for his editor who lost an arm while covering the war. While trying to get into Iraq to cover the war, he runs into [...]

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

October 3, 2008
A lot of people would love to be part of the "in crowd" of Hollywood and party with the stars. This is Sidney's life as he tries anything to get in to the top parties. In a funny twist, he gets a job at a top magazine in New York when he is thrown out of one of those parties. He winds up in the [...]