Remaking the 1971 Clint Eastwood film, Sophia Coppola tells the story of a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell) who is found by the girls of a boarding school in the Confederate south. Doing the ‘Christian thing’ and taking him in, the girls argue with each other and themselves of whether or not to turn him in to the Confederate army, where surely he would die. Slowly but surely they come under his BEGUILEMENT (see?) but that’s only the beginning. Check out Chris, Richard and Frank’s review, comparisons to the original, and take on the controversy surrounding the film.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.