A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly Director: Ron Howard, based on the book by Sylvia Nasar Year of Release: 2001 Run Time: 134 minutes Genre: Drama, Biography Reviewer: Patricia Wellingham-Jones Synopsis: John Forbes Nash Jr. was a brilliant economist, except when schizophrenia derailed his mind. The film illustrates his struggle with the disease…

The Kite Runner (2007)

The Kite Runner Starring: Khalid Abdalla, Atossa Leoni, Directed by: Marc Forster, based on the best-selling debut novel by Khaled Hosseini Year of Release: 2007 Run Time: 127 minutes Genre: Drama, Social Issue Drama Reviewed by: Patricia Wellingham-Jones Synopsis: In 2000, Amir, a novelist in California, is called back to Afghanistan by an old friend…

Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

Lorenzo’s Oil (1992) Starring: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon Writer and Director: George Miller Year of Release: 1992 Run Time: 1 hour, 16 minutes Genre: Drama based on real life Reviewer: Patricia Wellingham-Jones Synopsis: Two parents search desperately for a cure for their son’s adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). The film was nominated for two Academy Awards. “Lorenzo’s Oil”…