Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Written by
Steve Martin has written that very early in his career his girlfriend and her "different" family introduced him to new ideas and intellectual opportunities. Her father was Dalton Trumbo. Martin had never heard of Dalton Trumbo. See more »
In the middle of the movie, Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) is asked how her son is doing in the Navy. She replies that he is a First Lieutenant. The Navy has no such rank; the equivalent to an Army 1LT in the Navy would be a Lieutenant (junior grade), but the Navy also has a Lieutenant rank. See more »
Truth may be stranger than fiction. This true story is way better than all the current competing fictional concoctions. The lessons from this story are more pertinent than ever, as fear of controversy limits the fare at the cineplex to pablum or propaganda for the political establishment. Trumbo won multi Oscars for his work, and his life as told here, deserves another. We need more serious well done films like this. Award nominations are deserved for writer, direction, lead actor, ensemble/best picture. Special mention to the actors who undertook the most difficult task of portraying those well know characters who lived within living memory. These are most difficult roles and good performances added so much to the film.
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