GEORGETOWN MOVIE REVIEW
Oscar winning actor Christoph Waltz both directs and stars in this “based on a true story” tale of a con artist accused of murdering his much older wife. When the charming Ulrich Mott (Waltz) marries elderly widow and socialite Elsa Brecht (Vanessa Redgrave) it raises a few eyebrows but only Elsa’s daughter Amanda (Annette Bening) suspects Ulrich of ulterior motives. With Elsa’s encouragement, Ulrich uses her political contacts to launch a sketchy consulting firm. Before long, he’s rubbing elbows with Washington’s political elite, and hosting dinner parties at Elsa’s house in the affluent neighborhood of Georgetown. To their guests, Ulrich and Elsa appear to be a charming if unorthodox power couple but secretly the marriage is falling apart due to Ulrich’s double life and scheming ways. When Elsa is found dead at the bottom of the stairs, Ulrich becomes the prime suspect. Ulrich’s shadowy past and his never-ending string of lies confounds and irritates everyone from Amanda, the police, and even his own attorneys who struggle to defend a man who seems pathologically incapable of telling the truth. Our team of investigators Bradly, Lewayne, Frank and Marco have sifted through the evidence and are ready to tell you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
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DIRECTED BY: Christoph Waltz
STARRING: Christoph Waltz, Vanessa Redgrave, Annette Bening, Corey Hawkins, Laura de Carteret, Dan Lett, Amin Bhatia, Jayne Lewis, Lou Jurgens, David Reale, Kent Sheridan, Ron Lea, Michael Miranda, Massimo Cannistraro, Sergio Di Zio, Louisa Martin, Greg Ellwand, Nigel Downer, Ian D. Clark, Marc Hickox, Chris Handfield, Vickie Papavs, Nancy Palk, Alexander Crowther, Paulino Nunes, Ryan Hollyman, Jean Pearson, Richard Blackburn, Victoria Snow, Michael Millar, Noah Spitzer, Saad Siddiqui, Noam Jenkins, Kevin Jubinville, Sweeney MacArthur, Michael Hanrahan, Paul De La Rosa, Marie Dame, Chris Lightfoot, Kyle McWatters, Caroline Palmer, Cassy Jewel, Osamah Qays Al-Himairi
Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)
Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
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