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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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Lights! Camera! Action!

Ironweed

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by William Kennedy, Ironweed stars Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. Though exceptional actors, neither are believable as 1930s drifters in this too-clean production, which feels too much like a made-for-television movie. The main problem here seems to be the direction, which—like the main characters—also drifts, to little effect. Not recommended.

*½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1987 • 2 HOURS, 23 MINUTES
TRI-STAR PICTURES• TAFT ENTERTAINMENT PICTURES • KEITH BARISH PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
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JACK NICHOLSONMERYL STREEP

ALSO STARRING
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CARROLL BAKERMICHAEL O'KEEFEFRED GWYNNEDIANE VENORATOM WAITS

WRITTEN BY
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WILLIAM KENNEDY (SCREENPLAY, BASED ON HIS NOVEL)

DIRECTED BY
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HECTOR BABENCO

1987 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (2)
• BEST ACTOR: JACK NICHOLSON (LOST TO
MICHAEL DOUGLAS FOR WALL STREET)
• BEST ACTRESS: MERYL STREEP (LOST TO
CHER FOR MOONSTRUCK)

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