Pin It Share on Tumblr


Fruitvale Takes Sundance By Storm

Posted by monique On January - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

It seems that one of the breakout movies from this year’s Sundance festival has been “Fruitvale,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer. The film is based on a true story concerning Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old man from Oakland, CA, who was killed by police brutality. The film, according to CinemaBlend, features a lot of what has come to make Sundance popular–a killer script by a young up-and-coming writer (in this case, 26-year-old writer/director Ryan Coogler), dramatic turns from actors and actresses who don’t get nearly the kind of recognition they deserve (save for Spencer’s huge Oscar for “The Help”) and a simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking tale about humanity and the sometimes senseless acts that are inflicted on others.

According to CinemaBlend, this film could be one that could be up for all types of awards later on; its winning streak is already starting due to the film garnering both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize in its category. The film will be released to the public by the Weinstein Company, so expect to see much more talk and the inevitable (and, in this case necessary) race relations debates this movie will bring on later this year.

If you happened to see “Fruitvale,” write what you loved about it in the comments section below.


Processing your request, Please wait....
Categories: MOVIES, NEWS

Do you like this story?

Create an email alert for Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Shockya on Facebook


Latest Movie Reviews

Office Christmas Party Movie Review

Office Christmas Party Movie R

Movie: Office Christmas Party Directors: Josh Gordon and Will Speck Starring: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, ...


Fire At Sea Movie Review

FIRE AT SEA (Fuocoammare) Kino Lorber Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Gianfranco Rossi Written by: Gianfranco Rossi Cast: ...


The C Word Movie Review

THE C WORD Abramorama Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Meghan L. O’Hara Written by: Meghan L. O’Hara Cast: ...


La La Land Movie Review #EmmaS

LA LA LAND Summit Entertainment (A Division of Lionsgate Films) Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director:  Damien ...

Charity Ekeke She Album Review

Charity Ekeke She Album Review

Artist: Charity Ekeke Album: She Producer: Michael Hyde; Co-Producer on three tracks: Barry Lee Insightful and honest words ...