Review – Good Will Jousting (“The Last Duel”)

This movie is based on the 2004 book, The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager, which was inspired by true events in 1386 France; sorta like blending the literary classics of The Crucible & The Scarlet Letter, but adding a bunch of swordplay. Nice! 1386 France…

Review – It’s A Hard Knox Life (“Stillwater”)

Co-writer & director Tom McCarthy read about Amanda Knox, her 2007 murder arrest and trial in Italy (see 2nd movie review below), and that gave him the inspiration to write this fictional movie. So, you might say this movie is “ripped from the headlines”, right? Without so much as a backstory, flashback, or newspaper clipping,…