Tag Archives: Lee Daniels

November 01

The Butler – Lee Daniels and strength of character. (Film Review)

A fine scene in The Butler, defined by power and message (in a film that tries to deliver both in every frame) occurs when Cecil Gains (Forrest Whitaker) and his wife Gloria (Oprah Winfrey) attend a gala dinner at The White House as guests, invited by Nancy Regan (a weird-looking Jane Fonda).  Cecil has been […]

March 05

The Paperboy – Lee Daniels and the question of what went wrong with a butchered script. (film review)

I’ve said on this blog before that I don’t review works I don’t like, but The Paperboy is such a mess, that to review it feels like a necessary act of catharsis. It’s an enormous shame, because in the hands of a director with more experience I think it had the makings of a truly […]