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  • Goodfellas image


    Goodfellas is certainly a classic movie, but its reputation as a true story is a bit hyperbolic. Goodfellas purports to be based off Nicholas Pileggi’s non-fiction book ‘Wiseguy.’ The book tells the story of real-life gangster Henry Hill, who is considered by many to be a questionable messenger for the basis of the book. It… read more

  • Kony 2012

    ‘Kony 2012’ became an internet sensation after it was released by the charity ‘Invisible Children.’ While the film was correct to assert the Joseph Kony is an evil man who has committed horrific crimes in Africa, some of the details in the movie were incorrect or dramatized. First, the movie gives… read more

  • Black Hawk Down

    “Black Hawk Down” is a largely accurate depiction of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. The movie is based off of the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War,  and author Mark Bowden did extensive research on the conflict in order to write a balanced movie. Bowden pored… read more

  • American Gangster

    Although American Gangster is “based on a true story,” it is clear that a fair amount of artistic license was permitted when filming the movie. For instance, protagonist Frank Lucas was not present during the death of his mentor, Bumpy Johnson, as depicted in the movie. Additionally, the movie claims an attention-grabbing… read more