In one of his very best performances, screen legend Paul Newman presents a dark and compelling portrait of Boston attorney, website, Frank Galvin, whose early promise has devolved into a sad existence as a heavy drinking ambulance chaser. A medical malpractice case from his former mentor offers Frank the chance to make some easy money from an out-of-court settlement. Frankâ€™s sense of justice gets rekindled by the tragic circumstances of the case; a young mother becomes comatose after a doctorâ€™s inept oversight. But he finds his rusty lawyer skills and short preparation time are not a match for the high powered attorneys and corrupt judge in the courtroom, nor the powerful Arch Dioceses who own the hospital where the incident occurred. Director Sidney Lumet (â€œ12 Angry Men,â€ â€œDog Day Afternoonâ€) crafts a taut thriller from the conflict between Frankâ€™s renewed integrity and his penchant for self-destruction. The film includes exquisite performances from Newman and a stellar supporting cast, including Jack Warden, Charlotte Rampling and James Mason. The film received five Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations and was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the top ten courtroom dramas of all time in 2008. The hits keep cominâ€™: FRANK BUXTON | VIEWPOINT: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ is a product of TV’s ‘golden age’
Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood may work and play in San Francisco California, but for his 2003 crime mystery motion picture “Mystic River,” he took his storytelling stamina over to the east coast. “Mystic River” captures the rigid correlation between a past tragedy and the reunion of three men. This New England drama was also filmed predominately on location in Boston Massachusetts.
Much of Eastwood’s Beantown action took place at distinctive areas in Boston such as: Long Crouch Woods, Franklin Park, Border Street, Monmouth Street, Condor Street, Costello’s Package Store on 1084 Boylston Street, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, Miller’s Read the rest of this entry »
Next Stop Wonderland is a charming romantic comedy centered on the city of Boston. This is a film where the setting plays as large of a role as the two romantic leads. The title refers to the final stop of the blue line on the Boston public transit system. The train ride that leads to the Wonderland Greyhound Park racetrack also brings together the characters of Hope Davis and Alan Gelfant at the end of Read the rest of this entry »
The movie “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” was directed by Peter Yates and released in 1973. Actors Peter Boyle and Robert Mitchum headline as stars. The movie is based on the best-selling novel by George V. Higgins. The film was shot in Boston, Massachusetts. Some of the filming areas include Cambridge, Dedham, and Weymouth. It has a running time of 103 minutes.
The plot is based around the aging, low-key weapons dealer, Eddie Coyle, played by Robert Mitchum. After being set-up by a local bar owner, Dillon, played by Peter Boyle, he Read the rest of this entry »
Directed by the late Ted Demme, the 1998 film Monument Ave. is a Boston-set crime drama starring Denis Leary, Famke Janssen, Colm Meaney, and Martin Sheen.
Leary plays the lead as Boston native Bobby, a hoodlum with a conscience who works for Meaney’s less scrupulous character Jackie, the leader of a small-scale organized crime ring. Bobby’s fidelity to his boss and to his neighborhood’s code of silence is complicated by the frustration and regret he feels about his knockaround criminal lifestyle; when his friend, Teddy, played by Billy Crudup, is released from prison, Bobby finds Read the rest of this entry »
“Good Will Hunting” is a 1997 film starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams and Minnie Driver, and was partially shot in Boston, Massachusetts. The movie won critical acclaim and was nominated for numerous Academy Awards. Here are some interesting facts about “Good Will Hunting”:
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck originally wrote the script as a thriller. Damon’s character was supposed to a rough Bostonite who is wanted by the FBI for his intelligence.
Much of the dialogue in the movie was improvised by the actors. They each made Read the rest of this entry »
The movie “The Brink’s Job” was directed by William Friedkin and released in 1978. The stars include Peter Falk, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle, Paul Sorvino, Allen Garfield and Gena Rowlands. It was filmed in Boston, Massachusetts at sites including the former Brinks Headquarters and the Suffolk County Courthouse. It was nominated for an Academy Award and has a running time of 104 minutes.
The plot surrounds a small time criminal trying to “make it big.” After Tony Pino (Peter Falk) and his companions successfully Read the rest of this entry »
In one of his very best performances, screen legend Paul Newman presents a dark and compelling portrait of Boston attorney, Frank Galvin, whose early promise has devolved into a sad existence as a heavy drinking ambulance chaser. A medical malpractice case from his former mentor offers Frank the chance to make some easy money from an out-of-court settlement. Frank’s sense of justice gets rekindled by the tragic circumstances of the case; a young mother becomes comatose after a doctor’s inept oversight. But he finds his Read the rest of this entry »