This beautiful film is about change and growth and new beginnings. It is a credit to the makers of this film and to the actors that bring it to life that these changes appear to arise naturally from the circumstances and character of each member of the group.
Barbra Streisand directed and stars in this compelling tale of an encounter between two wounded souls that leads to healing.
Curtis Hanson does a masterful job of directing this riveting, complex rendition of the James Ellroy novel.
Dustin Hoffman gives an outstanding performance as Ted Kramer, a career-obsessed Dad whose six-year-old son teaches him about love.
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While the story is compelling and the acting strong, lapses in credibility weaken what could have been a powerful film.
Director Ang Lee’s beautiful rendering of the bittersweet Annie Proulx story of two lonely cowboys who fall in love on a Wyoming mountain in 1963.
Filmmaker Patrick Takaya Solomon has taken the messages to the world inherent in Joseph Campbell’s lifetime of work and presented them in a film that is both highly personal and wonderfully accessible to a general audience.
Director and screenwriter Anthony Minghella’s rendering of the 1955 Patricia Highsmith novel is at once a thoughtful character study, a faithful period piece, a subtle cautionary tale, a paean to the beauty of Italy, and an entertaining thriller. Mr. Minghella usually spends three to four years working on a film; The Talented Mr. Ripley feels like a life’s work.
I truly wanted to like this movie as The Accidental Tourist is one of those “little stories” – ordinary people struggling with the acceptance of a universal truth or wrestling with a great dilemma – that I am always drawn to. Unfortunately, the struggle here is so protracted that it becomes tedious, giving rise to my own struggle to keep my focus all the way to the final scenes.