City High Filmatorium’s Count Down from Five – December Issue

A Look Inside Martin Scorsese's Newest Film, "The Irishman"

Haileigh Steffen and Rachel Tornblom


5 FILMS TO LOOK OUT FOR

A HIDDEN LIFE

DECEMBER 13th

WWII historical drama about an Austrian Catholic peasant farmer, Franz Jägerstätter, who refuses to swear loyalty and fight for Nazi Germany. 

CLEMENCY

DECEMBER 27th

Death Row prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) must navigate the psychological toll of her job during the execution of an inmate she oversees.

JUST MERCY

DECEMBER 25th

Harvard educated Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) travels to Alabama to defend a man wrongly condemned for murder, Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx).

BLACK CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 13th

Adapted from the 1974 version, Black Christmas is a jarring, hilarious horror slasher about sorority girls taking control of a campus killer.

LITTLE WOMEN

DECEMBER 25th

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel, Little Women, is a coming of age story about four sisters in Reconstruction era America.

 


4 FILM TRIVIA

Courtesy of Marvel Studios.

| Answers posted below article.

1 | What movie was Julia Roberts break out role?

2 | What is the highest earning holiday movie?

3 | What year did Mr. Rogers Neighborhood first air?

4 | What Film is this?

 


3 WINTER FILMS 

1 | A Charlie Brown Christmas

The beloved animated classic follows Charlie Brown as he directs the school Christmas play in hope to find the real meaning of Christmas.

2 | Winter’s Bone

Teenager Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) struggles to hold her family together with unreliable parents and two younger siblings.

3 | Happy Feet 

Little penguin Mumble (Elijah Wood) feels lost with a terrible singing voice, but made dance skills. 


2 FILM QUOTES

“There’s no place like home”

Dorothy Gale 

(Wizard of Oz 1939) 

 

“I want to be alone”

Dorothy Gale 

(Wizard of Oz 1939) 


1 FILM REVIEW

The Irishman 

       Martin Scorsese show his talent once again in his breathtaking movie The Irishman. A sure classic, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Bobby Cannavale. Already winning awards, The Irishman is one of Netflix’s biggest movies. The plot starts in 1950s spanning many years around the Philadelphia area.  The story follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) a union worker, as he works his way into becoming a hitman for an organized crime family. As the movie begins you are introduced to Frank in a retirement home, now very aged as he tells his story. As the movie continues you become submerged into the com

Courtesy of Netflix and Tribeca productions.

plex plot of the world of a Crime Family. With characters that are exactly what you could expect from a movie about organized crime; they are  dark and mysterious, well developed characters. They’re relatable in the sense that the goal is to provide and protect their families, which while slightly outdated in terms of gender roles for today, is still the basic theme of thousands of families around the world. Award buzz is already swarming around, it has already won New York Film Critics Circle Award For Best Film, and it will be a strong contender for the Oscars.

 


Answers for film trivia:

1 | Steel Magnolias (1989)

2 | Home Alone (1990) $476.7 million

3 | 1986 

4 | Avengers: Age of Ultron