Circa 1996. The scene: At the local multiplex, inside one of the cinemas. The action: I am sitting down in the back seat, watching Dead Man Walking. Reaction: I am seeing its worth. Consequence: I write a review. Context: As a reviewer. Background:….Overall story: Circa 1995….
Dead Man Walking Released December 29, 1995 (Certificate R16) My star rating in 1996: FILMS OF SUBSTANCE/AN OLD REVIEW OF Dead Man Walking (1995). Oscar nominee Sean Penn, portrays a man who commits rape and murder and is sentenced to death by lethal injection. A Catholic nun (played by Susan Sarandon in a convincing, powerhouse… Read More Compassion in a film about a contentious issue
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Released December 20, London, England, 1973 OLD REVIEW/A REVIEW OF The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973). This Arabian Nights tale is just that. A tale. A tale about good versus evil.
LOOKING BACK/WHAT I THOUGHT. I’m sorting through the family films of 1973, of which I have seen one and on retrospect would take my pick of the family films that year. Although I have only seen one but get the gist of the others and one fits better personally. I list them all here:
What did 1993 hold in terms of kid’s or family movies?
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Puss in Boots Released October 28, 2011 OLD REVIEW/A REVIEW OF Puss In Booots (2011). There are two reasons why audiences saw Puss in Boots. Shrek 2 and the character Puss in Boots.
Timeless ‘Ben Hur’ now on DVD set 2005. The three-hour-plus multiple Oscar-winning movie Ben Hur on two discs plus the 1925 silent version and a diskette of bonus material, is on sale in New Zealand – a must-have for fans of that timeless movie.
6 Below Released October 13, 2017 OLD REVIEW/A CRITIQUE OF 6 Below (2017). This is the true story of Eric LeMarque’s ordeal in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the Western United States. This movie is based on LeMarque’s book relaying his experience on the mountain ranges, written with Davin Seay, called Crystal Clear.
It’s just that an oldie that was a goodie may not be a goodie anymore, cinematically speaking and otherwise. That’s how it goes. Many critics ‘hated’ A.I. but then again, twenty years later, it was voted a top film. Get the picture? No, we don’t.
Oscars – the year that was 1997. The 1997 Academy Award ceremony took place on March 24.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Released January 14, 1944. OLD REVIEW/A REVIEW OF Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944). This is at a basic level a story of revenge. Yet we see plenty of classical style action, adventure, love, and honour. It is a romantic style film. Based on the Arabian Nights tale,… Read More This one was first on my list to see, one which I saw and quietly accepted
The lengths one goes to for self-redemption and to be loved. Film diary # 3, 1986/1987.
What was the point of pretending to be a black man in college and when ‘good’ company corrupts bad character. Film diary 1986/1987 #2
Why was “Shanghai Surprise” fascinating and what was the longest film in 1985? Retro film diary, 1986/1987 #1. Written January 1st, 2023.