Movie Review: TESLA

TESLA movie poster | ©2020 IFC Films

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ethan Hawke, Eve Hewson, Kyle MacLachlan, Jim Gaffigan, Donnie Keshawarz, Rebecca Dayan, Ebon Moss-Bachrach Writer: Michael Almereyda Director: Michael Almereyda Distributor: IFC Films Release Date: August 21, 2020 TESLA is a quasi-biopic of Nicola Tesla (1856-1943), harnesser of alternating current electricity, and inventor of the induction motor and the Tesla coil. The “quasi” comes in with elements like a narrator (Eve Hewson), dressed in period garb, but who refers to a laptop and Google throughout. We also get live-action performers in front of full-screen period photos, and several scenes which, we’re promptly informed, never happened The film […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT

THE CURRENT WAR - DIRECTOR'S CUT Movie Poster | ©2019 101 Studios

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Tuppence Middleton Writer: Michael Mitnick Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Distributor: 101 Studios Release Date: October 25, 2019 Two things should be made clear about the title of THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT. The first is that it does not refer to a present-day conflict, military or other. Instead, it alludes to the war over actual electrical current, fought in the last decades of the nineteenth century between the inventors Thomas Edison (played here by Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), with some input from Nikola […]Read On »

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