Saturday, March 16, 2019
Bio (in German):
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.
Subtle and heartrending account of a historic American legal case rightfully focuses on the couple's personal fate rather than the court proceedings with great performances throughout.
Friday, March 15, 2019
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
A horrific crime is given an upright, but a bit homespun treatment as a Hollywood melodrama; nevertheless, there are memorable moments and some excellent performances.
Halliwell*: "Simple minded, melodramatic account of a true incident."
Maltin**: "As the Voice of Reason, Fox is well cast, but his clean-cut decency gets to be a bit much; Penn and Thu Le...are more effective. For all its good intentions, film has a jumbled, detached feel to it..."
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.
Homer's epic trickled down to an adventure suitable for a younger audience; neverthless, quite entertaining.
Halliwell*: "Peripathetic adventure yarn not too far after Homer; narrative style uncertain but highlights good."
Maltin**: "Hokey, lumbering costumer..."