Loved this movie
Long been a fan of Giancarlo Esposito and it was great to meet and talk
with him at the Sedona Film Festival where this film was shown. It is a
sweet story full of redemption for many characters, not a shoot em up,
car chase movie so maybe it is not enough for many viewers.
It is a very good film and I would highly recommend it to all. The
acting is excellent and the direction sharp. It's a great reminder of
how some of the more difficult times in this country have contributed
to the world we live in today. Of how as humans we control our ability
to forgive and forget or not.
My only real criticism is about Julie Stiles character Rosie, I kept
waiting for her the truth of her interest in the story to be revealed
it just didn't quite work for me.
But all in all I would say it was a great first directorial effort and
I look forward to his next project..
Love It Gospel Hill
For The Love of Money.
Gospel Hill is a community in the small town of Julia. The people there
have lived in their homes for generations. The Valley Corporation plans
to build on Gospel Hill, so they want to buy these people out, not
caring that many of them have no place else to go. Displacing an
African-American community means nothing to these developers, while
profiting from the new homes and golf course they plan to build means
everything. That is called "the love of money", which is the root of
all evil. Instead of fighting to save Gospel Hill, Dr. Ron Palmer
(Giancarlo Esposito) joins the developers, making money by taking
advantage of the less fortunate and calling it opportunity. Sarah
Malcolm (Angela Bassett) takes a stand against the Valley Corporation.
Her husband, John (Danny Glover) shows very little support. He lost his
passion to fight for what's right years ago when his father, Paul, was
gunned down and left to bleed to death in the street. The 40th
anniversary of his father's death is approaching but he's not sure he
can bring himself to attend the ceremony to honor Paul Malcolm's
legacy. John has to work through the pain he's been feeling for so
long. Will he do it in time to save his wife, whose life is in danger?
This movie goes from present to past. The past focuses on Paul Malcolm
(Samuel L. Jackson), an activist for social justice, and it's filmed in
black & white - nice effect. There wasn't as much intensity as I
expected for a movie dealing with racial issues, and that was fine
because although I was a bit bothered by some of the content I wasn't
left feeling angry. Not a whole lot of profanity. Sex scenes weren't
graphic. Love Angela Bassett and the strong woman she portrayed. Church
scene was touching. Gospel Hill is a good movie worth watching.
Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito, Julia Stiles, Nia Long,
RZA, Chloe Bailey, Adam Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Casey Belville, Chuck
Bibby, Charles Jones.
danceability-1, Amsterdam Holland.