Miracles From Heaven (Patricia Riggen, USA 2016)

Miracles From Heaven

A tearjerker/feel good movie. It’s a pity its message is not more universal, its main ingredient, faith, being considered to be a monopoly of the church.

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Brighton Sharbino, Courtney Fansler, Queen Latifah, Eugenio Derbez, Kelly Collins Lintz, John Carroll Lynch
Director: Patricia Riggen
Writer (book): Christy Beam
Writer: Randy Brown
Cinematographer: Checco Varese
Editor: Emma E. Hickox
Composer: Carlo Siliotto

The 33 (Patricia Riggen, Chile 2015)

The 33

Strong images, weak personages

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Adriana Barraza, Kate del Castillo, Cote de Pablo, Bob Gunton Director: Patricia Riggen
Screenplay: José Rivera, Mikko Alanne
Composer: James Horner
Editor: Michael Tronick
Cinematographer: Checco Varese

Tanna (Martin Butler & Bentley Dean, Australia 2015)

Tanna

Poignant story showing the intricate interaction of love and politics in tribal life. Weak point: the occidental music doesn’t mix well with the original tribal one.

Actors: Kapan Cook, Mungau Dain, Charlie Kahla
Directors: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean
Writers: Martin Butler, John Collee, Bentley Dean
Music: Antony Partos
Cinematography: Bentley Dean
Editing: Tania Nehme