Based on a true story, “Gangster” follows the rise of a man from Harlem in the crime world and a cop who is out to catch him and his cohorts.
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In 1998, director Shekhar Kapur took on a film written by Michael Hirst that chronicled the early reign of the virgin queen, Elizabeth I. “Elizabeth” starred Cate Blanchett in the title role, Geoffrey Rush and Joseph Fiennes. The resulting film was nominated for seven academy awards, including a nomination for Remi Adefarasin’s cinematography.
Choosing to become part of a crime family is something that can’t be changed. Once the choice is made, it becomes permanent. A life of crime is tempting; it’s full of danger, money, and sex. Its rewards are great but the risks are usually greater.
It seems fitting that a movie about Tech football fans would premiere at the Lyric, a staple of Blacksburg, not unlike the crowds that flock to Lane Stadium on Saturdays. Being in Blacksburg on game day is an experience that is hard to describe to those who have never experienced it themselves.
The genre of the western flourished in the mid-20th century, with greats like Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood making classics seemingly non-stop. Eventually, the western slowed down and science fiction rose to fame. However, in Hollywood’s scramble to make money in an industry that’s slowing down, they have begun to remake film after film. This is the case with “3:10 to Yuma,” which is a remake of a movie of the same title from 1957 and a favorite of director James Mangold.
Overall, “Resurrecting the Champ” isn’t a bad movie. Its script is original, its acting is superb and the film flows quite nicely. What brings the film down the most is its average delivery, which Lurie trades off in order for the story to become the main focus.