Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Short Movie Reviews

Romero
Raul Julia plays the priest who stood up for human rights in El Salvador in the late 1970's.
VERY GOOD

Beyond The Call
Sissy Spacek reconnects with her first love, David Strathairn, who suffers from PTSD after Vietnam and is now on death row.
VERY GOOD

Safe Passage
Susan Sarandon and her six sons and estranged husband come together as they await news about the seventh son who is in a military zone and may have been a casualty of a bombing.
PRETTY GOOD

Serving In Silence
Glen close plays a military woman who comes out as gay and sues the army when they try to discharge her.
NOT BAD

The Last of the Blond Bombshells
Judi Dench and Ian Holm are musicians from the second world war and try to get their band together again.
NOT BAD

Love Actaully
Four interconnectin stories about love with lots of famous people in it.
VERY GOOD

Drop Dead Gorgeous
A smart comedy about beauty pageants, starring Kirsten Dunst.
PRETTY GOOD

One True Thing
Meryl Streep gets cancer and her daughter played by Renee Zellweger comes home to take care of her while her father (William Hurt) continues teaching.
VERY GOOD

Paradise Road
A bunch of women are captured during WWII and Glen Close leads them in song.
NOT BAD

Between Strangers
Three not very interconnected stories about people and their inner truths that are coming out, sort of.
INTERESTING

The Long Walk Home
During the time of the civil rights movement and the bus boycotts, Sissy Spacek is a white woman who helps her black maid played by Whoopi Goldberg, get to and from work.
PRETTY GOOD

Stacking
Christine Lahti is a wife and mother who wants to get out of this nowhere town, while her drunk husband is in the hospital, and her daughter is trying to save the farm with the help of her uncle.
PRETTY BAD

Return
A 1970's semi-sexy movie about intimacy and loneliness and stuff like that.
EH.

Big Love, Season 2
Follows a polygamist Mormon family in Utah.
LOVED IT.

The Waltons (one of the earlier seasons)
A poor family in the Virginia mountains living through the 1930s depression.
LOVED IT. STILL LOVE IT. WISH I COULD WATCH MORE OF IT!

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