Weekly Movie Watch: An Informant and Three Snipers

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Informant

  • Director: Jamie Meltzer

  • Genre: Documentary; Biography

  • Cast: Scott Crow, Brandon Darby, Michael T. Stewart

  • Release date: 13 September 2013

Brandon Darby rose from the waterlogged debris of Hurricane Katrina to solidify himself as a charismatic activist for the American Left. Later on, during the 2008 Republican National Convention, he was exposed as an FBI informant. Since then he has been hailed by extreme right-wing groups (i.e. The Tea Party). He has made a complete political 180 and become villified by his former friends. Meltzer’s film serves as Darby’s confessional, exposing the truth behind his actions through a series of emotional interviews.

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Parkland

  • Director: Peter Landesman

  • Genre: Drama

  • Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron

  • Release date: 4 October 2013

Following the aftermath of JFK’s assassination, Parkland aims to expose the unsung heroes of 22 November 1963. This film isn’t directly about JFK or his alleged shooter (Lee Harvey Oswald), but those who were most affected by their deaths and how they reacted to cope with the tragic loss of, arguably, America’s most charismatic president.

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Blue-Caprice

Blue Caprice

  • Director: Alexandre Moors

  • Genre: Drama; Crime

  • Cast: Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond

  • Release date: 11 October 2013

Remember the series of random sniper shootings in Washington D.C. about a decade ago? I do. A movie based on the shooters involved is set for release after a successful festival tour. Isaiah Washington looks dominating in the trailer as the lead (John Allen Muhammad). A psychological thriller exploring the combination of power, madness, and fear as a catalyst for chaos.

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Thomas Creery

Thomas Creery

I strive for strange, roll in weird, and study the eccentric. Keep on asking questions and you’re bound to find an answer; even though, it may not be the right one...for now. Favorite directors include: David Lynch, P.T. Anderson, and Quentin Tarantino.