exPress-o Film Club: True Story

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Have you seen True Story? Sometimes it's refreshing to sit down and watch a film without any preconceived notions, reviews or spoilers of any kind. This was the case with True Story, and it made the experience all the more exciting, intriguing and sometimes baffling.

As with most films that are based on a true story, for me it doesn't end with the credits. That's when I start researching and reading all the background info on the real characters, the real events, and this part is just as exciting as the movie itself.

The story is about a New York Times journalist and a convicted murderer. It’s about their strange, co-dependent, yet totally fascinating relationship that all started with a simple phone call and a stolen identity. Throughout the film they seem to bond, help each other in a way, but you can’t help wondering whether it’s one-sided, if it's all just a game, or do they actually trust each other. The multi-layered, complex personality of these characters is the driving force behind this captivating picture. Through its twists and turns in the the end, the heart-breaking truth is revealed. Or is it?

So if you’re in the mood for a thought-provoking true story, this film is definitely for you.

Bit and bobs:
James and Jonah on the story.
- Jonah on actually disliking his own character.
The truth behind the 'true story'...
- And the real Christian Longo.
Love this, you?
- Balazs and I were playing this game last night - it's impossible:)
Hilarious - Felicity is so lovely. I want to be her friend.
Felicity on work, family and all that jazz.
- Did you know that Felicity is the female lead in the new 'Star Wars'?
Remember Seth...oh boy!

P.S: And 10 best scary films...
P.P.S: Plus, tons more film awesomeness!

(Photos via IMDb)


Anonymous said...

I missed it when it first came out. Will watch now thx. Jill

Diana said...

Journalism, murder, mystery, I'm in!! Sounds like a good film, thanks for sharing.

va said...

Can you recommend any recent romcoms or tv shows that you enjoy and they can be from any country . thanks so much !

Diana Mieczan said...

Va, sure! As for romantic comedies...

this one is awesome

and Begin Again is also fantastic:

The other woman is sweet:

And Tammy is something else:

As far as telly shows: I love crime series like Elementary, True Detective, The Following, Black List, Fortitude and The Fall to just name a few.

But if you are not into crime: Girls, Veep, Parks and Recreations, Mindy Project - are wonderful!

Hope that helps:)

va said...

diana , i've seen laggies , begin again , mindy project , and parks and recreation . do you have any others you have seen besides these in something more like a sex and the city type of fun fashion girly film .
thanks for the help ! :)happy friday

Diana Mieczan said...

My pleasure, Di:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Va, How about "Lipstick Jungle", "Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23" and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend". Hope that helps:)

va said...

Diana , this does help a bit ! I am a big fan of Sex and the City and can't wait till they come out with part 3 hopefully :)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend I have seen and the others I will check out ! Thanks for your help Di ! much appreciated

Diana Mieczan said...

My pleasure, va:)

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