RSS feed for Ed

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time

    Dawson City: Frozen Time

    ★★★½

    Fascinating found clips of life in the early 20th century.

  • Festival in Cannes

    Festival in Cannes

    ★★★

    Entertaining film set at the hectic Cannes Film Festival as different characters try different ways to get their film made. Parts were shot at the Cannes Film Festival for a realistic background. Good performances.

Popular reviews

More
  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

    ★★★★★

    Outstanding and powerful film based on actual events. A young French doctor visits a Polish convent after WW2 where she discovers that several nuns had been raped by Russians and are pregnant.

    Director Anne Fontaine masterfully combines tension, shame and faith in the film. The screenplay develops a wide range of characters portrayed by an exceptional cast.

  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    ★★★★★

    One of my favorite American films. this intense, emotionally powerful masterpiece depicts the desperation driving a Depression-era dance marathon.

    The film is full of memorable portraits - Jane Fonda's bitter desperation contrasting with Michael Sarrazin's sensitivity as her dance partner, Susannah York's increasingly frazzled would-be-actress, Red Button's aging sailor, and Oscar-winning Gig Young as the manipulative master of ceremonies.

    Sydney Pollack's superb directions gives a vivid sense of the harsh conditions of the marathon. The sprints where contestants race and 3 couples are eliminated are particularly harrowing.