All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
Field of Dreams
If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.
Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
"If you build it, he will come".
There are movies that have an effect on you no matter what sort of mood you're in. Phil Alden Robinson's "Field Of Dreams" has had me in tears every time I've watched it. Unfairly described as a Baseball film, it's so much more than that.
Kevin Costner was in the middle of his heyday back in 1989 when this magical movie hit the cinemas. Magical you say? Well what would you call a film where an Iowa farmer hears voices in his cornfield and then plays Baseball with dead former legends of the game. It's a movie that shouldn't have worked, but with Robinson's tender touch giving the film more than a little…
One of the most corniest, cheesiest, sentimental and emotionally manipulative movies ever made. The circumstances created in this movie are so random and unrealistic, in favor for the protagonist's success of course, that you'd think the entire cast/crew is freakin' high. Unbelievable craziness and Hollywood sentimentalism just reached new heights. Congratulations Hollywood.
“Is this heaven?”
I’ve watched Field of Dreams a gabillion and two times, but never through a critical eye. So it wasn’t until today that it transcends that typecast so many put on it. It tells a great story through the medium of baseball but isn’t about baseball; but it is also very light and can be digested by anyone that watches it, that’s one thing that makes this great. It’s the story of a man and his midlife crisis that wants to avoid turning into his father. But it’s running away that brings them closer than ever before.
I want to address the films detractors before praising this film. The acting, aside from the main three characters (Ray, Joe,…
"Hey, Dad... you wanna have a catch?"
On the unwritten list of "Films it's acceptable for a grown man to cry while watching", Field Of Dreams must be pretty high up.
It pulls every string perfectly and has me uplifted and in tears every time.
Cinematic magic if there ever was any.
If you watch this you will come.
Still love this.
This time i watched it thinking that Costner and his family are all lunatics. Recklessly building a baseball park in the middle of a field which is costing his family home. They then convince unwitting good people that there is ghosts playing baseball there. All these good people go along with it as they are terrified of what this dangerous family will do. Costner makes Earl Jones go by pretending he has a gun. He has no choice as there is no saying what the mentally deranged Costner is going to do next. Perhaps I have taken it too literally and the whole thing actually takes place in a lunatic asylum and all the goings on are…
Recently, I watched the movie field of dreams. I think this is probably the best baseball movie I have ever watched. The reason this is so is because it takes something that is so fantastic, and creates a story so real. The main character, Ray Kinsella, is a farmer who suddenly in his cornfield hears a voice in the sky. "If you build it, he will come." the voice says. The "he" in this quote is shoeless Joe Jackson, the notorious early 1900's baseball star who was banned for life after the black sox scandal. Ray hears this sign, sees it as his duty to build a field for Shoeless Joe to play on, and then he goes and builds…
I Like 1989's Field Of Dreams, I Like It Because It Just Turned 25 Years Old This Year In 2014.
For all its ridiculousness, it still sort of succeeds.
Um. Kinda terrible?
This was my first time seeing the movie all the way through. I'd only seen the final hour. I assumed when I saw the whole thing it would make more sense. Sadly that isn't so. I know it might make me sound like a sports-hating, film snob for me to call bullshit on this film...but I really have to call bullshit. I'm fine with magical realism, but the "magic" here is about convenience. It's there to make a film about J.D. Salinger and baseball happen. This skates by on father/son bonding. Logic be damned. Sloppy, sloppy storytelling.
Field of Dreams is similar in spirit to Frank Capra's films and the fact that it gave me that impression must definitely be something good. However, its only serious problem is that it was a bit too sweet and sentimental. Had it had just the right amount of sweetness, it would be almost brilliant.
It was well shot, the fantastic element of the story was beautifully magical, the score by James Horner was simply perfect, and the acting was downright convincing. Kevin Costner was thoroughly likeable in the main role, while Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, and Ray Liotta in particular did their part just right.
An aging, delusional hippie slips further and further into a drug-fueled world of his own creation in this psychological thriller. Kevin Costner, having been both a farmer and a drug addict before becoming an actor, gives an amazing performance. My main problem with this bizarre, metaphysical film is that we never get to find out what baseball really is.
Feel good and very moving, about getting a second chance to fix mistakes.
All involved are excellent, and the final scene is just beautiful.
Still makes me feel all the feels after all these years.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- The Broadway Melody
As we near the kickoff to Oscar season, I figured it would be appropriate for the site to have a…