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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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James L. Brooks wrote and directed this Best Pic nominee, which follows the transition of American newscasts from public service to revenue generation. Holly Hunter, William Hurt, and Albert Brooks all earned acting noms for their top-notch performances. The film holds up, alas no longer as a cautionary tale, but as a history lesson. Kudos for the uncompromising ending.

***½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1987 • 2 HOURS, 13 MINUTES
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX • GRACIE FILMS

STARRING
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WILLIAM HURTALBERT BROOKSHOLLY HUNTER

ALSO STARRING
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ROBERT PROSKYLOIS CHILESJOAN CUSACK

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
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JAMES L. BROOKS

1987 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (7)
• BEST PICTURE (LOST TO
THE LAST EMPEROR)
• BEST ACTOR: WILLIAM HURT (LOST TO
MICHAEL DOUGLAS FOR WALL STREET)
• BEST ACTRESS: HOLLY HUNTER (LOST TO
CHER FOR MOONSTRUCK)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: ALBERT BROOKS (LOST TO
SEAN CONNERYFOR THE UNTOUCHABLES)
* BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (LOST TO
MOONSTRUCK)
• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (LOST TO
THE LAST EMPEROR)
• BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO
THE LAST EMPEROR)

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