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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.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Speed

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


1994 • 1 HOUR, 56 MINUTES
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX • THE MARK GORDON COMPANY

STARRING
• 
KEANU REEVESDENNIS HOPPERSANDRA BULLOCK

ALSO STARRING
• 
JOE MORTONJEFF DANIELSALAN RUCK

WRITTEN BY
• 
GRAHAM YOST

DIRECTED BY
• 
JAN DE BONT

1994 ACADEMY AWARDS (2)
• BEST SOUND
• BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING

ADDITIONAL 1994 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO
FORREST GUMP)

 

The Hurt Locker

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Footloose

Footloose