Edward Allen Harris is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and his performances have earned him critical acclaim. Some of his notable films include Gravity, Run All Night, and Frontera.
Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, is a science fiction thriller. It tells the story of an astronaut and medical engineer who venture into space for the first time. They must survive the journey to the Chinese space station.
The film has received acclaim from critics, with awards and nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Art Direction. The film also received the Ray Bradbury Award for the best movie of the year.
Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as an astronaut who is on her first mission. She must decide whether to fight for survival or remain safe.
The film also features George Clooney as a veteran astronaut. He and Bullock are joined by an all-star cast.
The plot is simple. The two astronauts must survive the transit to the Chinese space station. In the process, they learn about the mysteries of space and the resilience of life.
There are lots of eye-candy moments in Gravity, which makes it a great movie to watch. However, it takes liberties with the actual operation of a space craft.
One of the most impressive aspects of the film is its use of space. It is a visually spectacular film, with gorgeous cinematography and an excellent screenplay.
The film also has an impressive soundtrack. In fact, it won seven Academy Awards, including Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Director.
Snowpiercer is a science fiction thriller that was adapted from the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. Set in a future where Earth has frozen over, the movie centers on a group of survivors who live on a train that travels around the world.
The train is divided into a number of distinct sections, each one based on strict class principles. The wealthier people reside in extravagant front cars. Meanwhile, the lower classes live in impoverished tail compartments. Passengers near the tail end of the train are monitored by oppressive guards.
Eventually, a rebellion breaks out among the passengers. Leader of the movement is Curtis (Chris Evans). Initially, the passengers in the tail compartment are violently attacked, but when the authorities kidnap children, riots break out.
The premise is bizarre. However, the film’s visuals are consistently impressive. Its forward momentum is steady, and its set pieces are imaginative and inventive.
Director Bong Joon-ho is a genre-based storyteller who understands the power of imagination. He has a gift for turning ordinary moments into hilarious and terrifying ones. His unique style is best seen in Snowpiercer, which also demonstrates a deep social conscience.
Adapted from the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” the movie stars Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho, Alison Pill, and John Hurt. It is directed by Bong Joon-ho and written by Bong Joon-ho and J.H. Park.
In the end, Snowpiercer is an explosive attack against capitalism and our current political and economic systems. This film offers mad swipes at heavy symbolism. Ultimately, it asks the question, “What is a better world?”
Frontera is a fun movie to watch. The story is about a Mexican man who goes all the way across the border to get to the United States illegally. It’s not easy and it’s definitely not a walk in the park. Thankfully, the US has a border patrol to keep you on the right side of the law. But, as we all know, not everything is legal in the United States.
One of the best things about Frontera is the talent and cajones of the players involved. In fact, one of the major characters was a former sheriff. Having spent decades serving the community, Roy is more than qualified to do a proper job.
Another notable name is the actress Eva Longoria. She may not be in front of the camera all that much, but she is certainly a woman on a mission. As the wife of the retired Arizona sheriff, her name is on the lips of the locals. So, when a Mexican illegal crosses the border and gets away, she’s tasked with tracking him down. Although she does a good job, the story isn’t quite as cut and dry as one might hope.
Ed Harris and Michael Pena also make appearances. Seeing as how they each play multiple roles in the film, they each have their chances at a starring role. If you’re looking for a well-made b-movie, this is not the film for you.
Run All Night
Run All Night is the newest action movie from Warner Bros. It’s a 114 minute, high-octane, first person shooter thriller featuring actor Liam Neeson. The film’s plot is well-constructed and its effects are rendered convincingly.
The film’s biggest draw is its star, Liam Neeson, who plays an amoral former hitman. His character has an ancient art of wasting fools and a special skill to boot. He must fend off the competition and protect the man he loves.
Another notable aspect of the film is its director, Jaume Collet-Serra. Collet-Serra directed the Liam Neeson-starring thriller Non-Stop last year.
Another major co-star is Joel Kinnaman, who is the son of Liam Neeson. This is the actor’s second collaboration with Neeson; their first was the Oscar-nominated The Town. They also starred in the James Franco-produced thriller In Dubious Battle.
The movie also features a couple of other major players. Nick Nolte and Genesis Rodriguez round out the cast. While the film doesn’t feature a cast of A-listers, it is notable for its cast of likable characters.
Harris has starred in numerous television series and films over the years. The actor has appeared in several science fiction disaster movies, such as Gravity and Snowpiercer. He has also starred in a number of movies, including Apollo 13, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Pain & Gain. During his heyday, Harris was a star in a number of acclaimed television shows.
Apollo 13 is a 1995 movie directed by Ron Howard. It stars Ed Harris as Mission Control in Houston. He is accompanied by George Clooney as Matt Kowalski. The film tells the story of a mission to the Moon that never made it.
One of the most famous missions to the Moon, Apollo 13, is a bit of a disaster. There is an on-board explosion that deprives the astronauts of electrical power. They must improvise to solve the problem.
This is not a science-fiction story, but rather a drama based on actual events. NASA’s flight controllers must figure out how to abort the mission. But their solutions are limited to mechanical devices.
During the mission, the astronauts have to contend with freezing conditions and a rationed water supply. And their Lunar Module is plagued by a leak. Thankfully, they have a “Rube Goldberg” device to help them out.
But the movie’s most memorable feature is the ethereal majesty of space. That’s right, the true star of Gravity isn’t the moon, it’s the heavenly bodies.
The film is a good example of the’small’ is in the eye of the beholder. While the actors all flew in a KC-135 to simulate weightlessness, the actual float-on-a-tank astronauts learned the ropes from actual astronauts.
Apollo 13 may not be the best of the movies, but it is a fun and educational look at how humans ventured into outer space. And in terms of cinematic achievements, the film does more than the average.
Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross is a drama film based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Mamet. It stars an ensemble cast including Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, and Alec Baldwin.
The film is set in Chicago and New York. It follows a group of hard-luck real estate salesman/con artists. They’re about to lose their jobs and are plotting to steal company leads. Their attempts to get ahead include smoke and mirrors, dubious sales tactics, and a slew of unsavory characters.
It’s a crime thriller with an interesting take on the office politics of a group of real estate salesmen. It’s also a commentary on the 1980s stockbrokers mindset.
There’s some great writing and performances in Glengarry Glen Ross. In fact, the film is so good, that it hasn’t lost its luster.
For a lot of the film, Ed Harris is the lead. He’s a charismatic salesman and a fine actor. But he gets little meat in his part.
Foley keeps the film moving at a decent pace, and he has the actors play off each other well. The scenes don’t always look perfect, but that’s okay. And while the script is a bit clumsy at times, it has a strong dialogue that helps keep it going.
Mamet’s screenplay keeps things interesting. His dialogue is full of pungent rhythms and bursts of profanity.
There’s also an unusual character named Lingk. He seems like a minor character but is actually a vital figure in the film’s climax.