…Act Surprised

Happy Oscar Sunday! For film lovers, there are few greater nights than Oscar night. For 3 to 4 hours we get to relive all of the great moments in film of the last year. The stories that inspired us, and made us laugh and cry, are celebrated as only Hollywood can. Unfortunately that involves an…

…Take the Helm

In 2009, when armed Somali pirates boarded the MV Maersk Alabama and took its captain hostage in the cargo ship’s lifeboat, the world was captivated. Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass, retells this harrowing tale, and manages to recapture our fascination, while shedding light on all that really happened that day. The magic of this film is…

…give a nod

Two years ago 2WC started a tradition of acknowledging a few of the many forgotten performances (at least as far as the Academy of Motion Pictures is concerned) with the first annual Woulda Coulda Shoulda Awards. Unfortunately the intended tradition went by the wayside last year to make room for coverage of shorts (animated and…

…stay the course

In 2009 when the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama was hijacked by Somali pirates most of the world was introduced to a new kind of pirate. These weren’t the romantic visions that Disney and Johnny Depp have so colorfully crafted, but real, desperate human beings playing out a losing battle as the world watched. So it seems…