The Choice movie review: Considering The Choice begins with a grim visit to the hospital and that very portentous line -- "The biggest secret of life is making decisions" -- you can guess what that actually is.
The worst part about The Boy is just when the premise starts to work, thanks in large part to praiseworthy acting by all its main protagonists particularly the boy's aged parents, director Bell loses control.
Secret In Their Eyes movie review: A tighter film would see Billy Ray deploy much cleverer and subtler methods than he does in his pursuit of Marzin/Beckwith. However, that is about the only wrong note Secret in their Eyes strikes.
There are ghosts to be slayed, debts to be paid, beatings to be had, but however much Bradley Cooper's character insults and assails, a helping hand and at least three people in love with him are never too far away.
Little makes sense in this visually rich film from that director of the horror Crimson Peak excess Guillermo del Toro, that has ideas as wispy thin as the ghost -- or is it ghosts? -- that populates it.
"What defines us both as American? It is the Constitution, that is the only rule book." That's James B Donovan speaking, and once again Steven Spielberg hits the nail on the head with a film so politically astute for its times.