Trial By Fire is the true and tragic story of Cameron Todd Willingham, a man executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that could have proven his innocence were suppressed.
Directed by Edward Zwick, Trial By Fire stars Jack O’Connell, Laura Dern, Emily Meade, Joshua Mikel…
It’s going to be sad but it’s O’Connell and Dern’s performances that are the reason I’m drawn to this one. I also wonder if I’ll be surprised by how those guilty of suppressing vital evidence that could have saved Willingham, may even begin to defend their actions.
Jade Pettyjohn, Jeff Perry, Chris Coy, Jason Douglas, McKinley Belcher III, Carlos Gómez, Rhoda Griffis and Elle Graham also star.
Money Monster is not on my list of favourite thrillers because even though the cast is stellar, the story and its execution proved not completely worthy of their efforts. There were a few somewhat thrilling moments but nothing proved enough to make the movie all that the trailer had me hoping for.
Jack O’Connell (Kyle) and Julia Roberts are my favourite things about the Jodie Foster directed film.Not to say that George Clooney was bad, but I must confess that his character’s dance moves at the start of the film were especially awkward. So much so that having to experience that made me lose quite a bit of respect for the entire production as a whole.
I doubt that anyone will be missing much if they don’t bother with Money Monster. O’Connell’s performance and the resolution of Kyle’s story is the reason I kept watching to the very end. How could I not after experiencing his great work inStarred Up (2013)? Watch Money Monster if you really, really must.
Here’s a little taster of what it’s like when Clooney’s character breaks into dance. Deliberately awkward or not, I doubt that it helped the movie.