Lee Daniels

REVIEW: The Butler (Lee Daniels - 2013)

Braveheart's narration put it best when it said that, "history is written by those who have hanged heroes." Gaines was sandwiched between history at work and endured history on the home-front and therefore that vice should and could have resulted in a masterpiece. The Butler burned like phosphorus early but fizzled towards a heavy handed conclusion and 'message' that lands with the finesse of a sledge hammer.

REVIEW: The Paperboy (2012)

A conceptually trashy work, it poses a lot of challenging questions, and amidst dealing with wrongful justice, civil rights and racism, sexually charged assault, professional betrayal, cold-blooded murder and inappropriate relationships it harks back to sleazy 70’s exploitation films and surprisingly centres focus on a young man’s journey from a directionless paper delivery boy to our increasingly hardened hero.