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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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Requiem for a Heavyweight

Requiem for a Heavyweight

Penned by The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, Requiem For a Heavyweight stars Anthony Quinn as a punch-drunk boxer arriving at the end of his career. Jackie Gleason portrays his selfish manager, Mickey Rooney his ineffectual trainer, and Julie Harris a social worker out to rescue him. The writing, acting, and directing are all stellar in this modern tragedy. Recommended.

***¼ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1962 • 1 HOUR, 35 MINUTES
COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION

STARRING
• ANTHONY QUINNJACKIE GLEASONMICKEY ROONEYJULIE HARRIS

ALSO STARRING
• STANLEY ADAMSMADAME SPIVYVAL AVERYHERBIE FAYE

WRITTEN BY
• ROD SERLING (SCREENPLAY, BASED ON HIS TELEPLAY)

DIRECTED BY
• RALPH NELSON

NO 1962 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

Annihilation

Annihilation

Ironweed

Ironweed