Liev Schreiber

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  • Spotlight Film Analysis

    tarnish something. Yes, even something as powerful as the Catholic Church. Even more bothersome is the fact the Catholic Church willingly covered up a multitude of priest indiscretions – by merely paying out a small sum of money to victims and transferring the guilty party to another state. And, like most criminals that go unpunished, it’s only a matter of time before they strike again. At least until they have an unwanted spotlight dropped on them… In the drama, Spotlight, directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor), a star-studded cast, led by Michael Keaton as Robby Robinson, portrays the Spotlight investigative team for the Boston Globe. Typically Spotlight selects their own stories to investigate, but when a new editor, Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), takes over, he wants the team to put their full energy into investigating sexually abusive priests. The team, including Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo) and Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams), begin interviewing victims – all of whom were sexually abused as young boys by various priests. At first, the team believes there are only a few guilty priests – until they have various (and informative) interactions with two specific lawyers, Matt Carroll (Brian d’Arcy James) and Mitchell Garabedian (Stanley Tucci). Eventually, these lawyers reveal that there could be as many of 90 priests in the Boston area that have sexual assaulted or abused young boys in the past. Spotlight plays it cautious, though – since the Catholic Church is…

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  • Everything Is Illumination: Film Analysis

    The film “Everything is Illuminated” directed by Liev Schreiber (2005) follows the journey of a young man named Jonathan who travels to find more information and an understanding of his family roots. Guiding him on this trip are two natives, a grandfather and his grandson Alex. This journey of self-discovery is one that impacts not only Jonathan in his eagerness but forces his guides to uncover their own truths just the same. “The Apostle” directed by Robert Duvall (1997) shows the trials of a…

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  • Everything Is Illumination By Robert Duvall: Film Analysis

    This week 's topic centers around religion. In the films assigned this week we see different religions and their characteristics. The films that were assigned were "Everything is Illuminated", directed by Liev Schreiber and "The Apostle," directed by Robert Duvall. Although both films do not center around religion, they do feature certain elements that relate to the religions mentioned in the movie and us as the viewer get to explore how they affect the outcome. To start off, the movie…

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  • The Painted Veil Somerset Maugham Comparison

    The screenplay by Ron Nyswaner is based on the 1925 novel of the same title by W. Somerset Maugham. Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Toby Jones, Anthony Wong Chau Sang and Liev Schreiber appear in the leading roles. This is the third film adaptation of the Maugham book, following a 1934 film starring Greta Garbo and Herbert Marshall and a 1957 version called The Seventh Sin with Bill Travers and Eleanor…

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