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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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Nell

This film follows a “wild child” after her stroke-addled mother dies in their remote mountain home. Jodie Foster received a Best Actress nomination for her able turn as Nell, who has had virtually no contact with other people. Unable to enunciate, she is believed mentally ill. Enjoyable, but a simplistic script and middling direction leave the film not emotionally involving.

**¾ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1994 • 1 HOUR, 52 MINUTES
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX • POLYGRAM FILMED ENTERTAINMENT • EGG PICTURES

STARRING
• 
JODIE FOSTERLIAM NEESONNATASHA RICHARDSON

ALSO STARRING
• 
RICHARD LIBERTINI

WRITTEN BY
• 
WILLIAM NICHOLSON AND MARK HANDLEY (SCREENPLAY)
• 
MARK HANDLEY (BASED ON THE PLAY IDIOGLOSSIA BY)

DIRECTED BY
• 
MICHAEL APTED

1994 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST ACTRESS: JODIE FOSTER (LOST TO
JESSICA LANGE FOR BLUE SKY)

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