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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.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

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Footloose

Footloose

I spent a night having a modern American pop-culture revival, watching 1984’s Footloose and 1994’s Speed. While I’d characterize neither as a good film, they each delivered what they promised: a pleasant-enough way to pass a hundred or so minutes, with dancing to ’80s pop music on the one hand and exploding trains, planes, and buses on the other. Not good, no, but not that bad either.

**½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1984 • 1 HOUR, 47 MINUTES
PARAMOUNT PICTURES

STARRING
• 
KEVIN BACONLORI SINGER

ALSO STARRING
• 
DIANNE WIESTJOHN LITHGOWCHRIS PENNSARAH JESSICA PARKER

WRITTEN BY
• 
DEAN PITCHFORD

DIRECTED BY
• 
HERBERT ROSS

1984 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (2)
• BEST ORIGINAL SONG: 
“FOOTLOOSE” (LOST TO “I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU” FROM THE WOMAN IN RED)
• BEST ORIGINAL SONG: 
“LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY” (LOST TO “I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU” FROM THE WOMAN IN RED

 

Speed

Speed

Annihilation

Annihilation