A group of investigative journalists at the Boston Globe uncovers a decades long cover-up of Catholic priests abusing children. Sadly the movie is based on a true story.The Spotlight team. Why did the abuses happen? According to a couple of studies, one of them by a psychotherapist who treated these priests for 20 years, the main causes were insufficient candidate screening and insufficient training to prepare for the challenges of celibacy.
What if an Irish girl emigrates to America, gets in love and has to come back Ireland? This movie is set in the Ireland and New York of the 1960s and I found the story beautifully told. The main topic is immigration and what is “home” but it also touches on love, career and duty to your family. Given that I’m an immigrant myself I thought this could add another perspective to my experience.
What if a doctor who has been wrongly accused of killing his wife and sentenced to death escapes from prison? What I liked the most of this movie are the main characters: Harrison Ford as Dr Richard Kimble and Tommy Lee Jones as Samuel Gerard, the US Marshal who is tracking him down. Richard is trying to figure out who killed his wife. He doesn’t care going being so close to the police and he cannot help but save lives when the opportunity arises.
What if an experienced squad is sent behind enemy lines to find and bring back a soldier in the middle of World War II? This movie is graphically brutal: every body part that can be shot, vaporized, burned or mutilated gets such treatment. But behind the surface there is a series of moral dilemmas and statements that will make you think.“Well, it seems to me, sir, that God gave me a special gift.
#antimilitary #comedy #kubrick What if a US general goes insane and orders a nuclear attack in Russia during the Cold War? That’s the question that Dr. Strangelove, a Stanley Kubrick movie from the 60s, explores. It’s a critic against the military with a lot humor and irony. The character interactions are great and the plot, although surreal and quickly spiraling out of control, will make you think about the dangers of an arms race.
[Flashback starts]Aeson, a male elf wizard, Arveene, a female elf druid, and Rupert, a puppet-sized warforged are aboard a flying caravel along with the ship’s crew and they are about to crash-land. Arveene decides to take hold of the steering wheel to try to crash into trees instead of the hard rock they are presently directed towards. Aeson casts protection spells on everyone and they all brace for impact.[Flashback ends]
Gottesklingen, the leader of the Iron Shields, invites Miriel and Eva to hand themselves in. While the whole tavern is getting ready for combat a young patron starts talking, apparently about the morality of arresting people while they are having fun. Miriel, however, captures the hidden message and, after a brief exchange with the rest of the group, gives herself in along with Eva. As soon as the knights and their prisoners are gone, Nacho, offers the remaining heroes his assistance.
The heroes recover from the flesh golem attack and then plunder the creepy ziggurat at ease. As part of the loot they get hold of a staff of the python, a silky robe that the mind flayer’s skeleton was wearing when he died and the magic cuffs that kept the monster chained to the floor and caused its death. Back at the cavern, after playing around with a faulty teleportation gate and, luckily, without major consequences the group receives an unexpected visit.
[flashback starts] Screams and the smell of burning thatch jolts Don Diego out of his dreams. His fiancee, María, also sleeping until a second ago, is looking at him in terror. After a second of hesitation Don Diego grabs his trusty sword, María grabs a trinket and they both leave the bedroom. When they reach the stairs they see a disgusting creature with no eyes, a grimlock, bludgeoning Don Diego’s mom and kicking her corpse down the stairs.
Don Quinn, mayor of Bluetrail and a fervid archaeologist, has hired a group of adventurers to protect an expedition to a recently discovered ancient cavern complex. The party is composed of Don Quinn himself, a female dwarf fighter (Morgun), a female elven rogue (Miriel), a male dwarf cleric (Elijah) with his half-elf warlock protégé (Six), a male human sorcerer (Don Diego) with his esquire (Moncho), a barbarian and four porters.