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BBBB (out of 5) Jodie Foster plays an earnest scientist who spends her whole life searching for extra-terrestrial life and finds vindication when a message is received from outer space. Naturally, it throws the world into a huge frenzy, and despite the efforts of her pompous superior Tom Skerritt  and military operations-head James Woods, she gets to…

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The Long Walk Home

BBBB (out of 5) Following the announcement of the black boycott of public transport in 1955, a Montgomery, Alabama maid (Whoopi Goldberg) decides that she too will walk to work every single day, even though it wears her out and makes her late. This activism creates a new awareness in the mother (Sissy Spacek) of…

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Fried Green Tomatoes

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This marvelous journey had its inception in Fannie Flagg’s deliciously Southern novel Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe. From there it made the transition to the big screen with its deeply sympathetic characters and enjoyably sentimental situations intact. Films like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and How To…

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