Category Archive: Writers Guild 1984

El Norte

BBBB (out of 5) Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa must flee Guatemala after their father is killed for taking part in anti-capitalist politics and their mother is hauled off to jail. They… Continue reading

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A Passage To India

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The failure of Ryan’s Daughter in 1970 was so hard on director David Lean that it took fourteen years for him to produce another film. The result was this… Continue reading

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Splash

BBBB.5 (out of 5) One of Ron Howard’s best movies and a wonderful opportunity to see Daryl Hannah at her most charming. She plays a mermaid who wanders out of the sea and straight… Continue reading

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Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes

BBBB (out of 5) I haven’t seen enough Tarzan movies to say for sure that this one is the best, but it definitely ranks in the top five. Christopher Lambert plays the man who… Continue reading

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The Natural

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This wonderful film by Barry Levinson is a riveting combination of drama and folkloric fantasy. A baseball player (Robert Redford) who has dreamed of glory on the diamond since… Continue reading

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Romancing The Stone

BBBBB (out of 5) Delightful entertainment combines exotic adventure, action, comedy and romance in one terrific package, expertly written by Leslie Dixon and enthusiastically directed by Robert Zemeckis.  Kathleen Turner is marvelous as… Continue reading

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The Killing Fields

BBBBB (out of 5) Right up there with Missing among the handful of brilliant political thrillers made in the early 80s. Sam Waterston plays Sydney Schanberg, whose writings for the New York Times… Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Story

BBB.5 (out of 5) Tense murder mystery about the murder of an army sergeant (Adolph Caesar) at a Louisiana base in 1944.  Howard E. Rollins, Jr. is superb as a captain who is… Continue reading

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Places In The Heart

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Sally Field won her second Academy Award for her strong performance in this rural drama. After her sheriff husband is accidentally shot by a young boy playing with a gun in… Continue reading

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Broadway Danny Rose

BBBBB (out of 5) This wonderful comedy by Woody Allen finds the great director smack dab in the middle of his greatest successes of the eighties. He plays a small-time talent agent who… Continue reading

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