The Prince of Tides ★★★★★

This is a great film.

Nick Nolte is fantastic at giving us a strong-willed "Southern Boy" filled with secrets and pain. Well deserving of all the accolades he received at the time.

But the real gem of this seven-time Academy Award-nominated "film that directed itself" is the other star and director BARBRA. She has a great eye for the dialogue between Tom and Lowenstein, and each scene is set up to make everyone look fantastic. Everything comes together in the story, starting at Nolte's perspective and slowly interweaving the Lowenstein character into the story until it reaches a strong, bittersweet ending that always brings a tear to my eye.

And no matter how many times I see this film, the Stradivarius scene on the balcony never fails to makes me cringe, but is so damn satisfying.