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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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The Fighter

The Fighter

Mark Wahlberg delivers a quiet but strong performance as a Boston-area boxer hamstrung by his white-trash family. Melissa Leo and Amy Adams also shine, but Christian Bale excels as the drug-addled brother. Decently directed and with a good script, this film is destined for a number of Academy Award nominations, with Mr. Bale almost a certain winner.

***¼ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2010 • 1 HOUR, 56 MINUTES
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY • RELATIVITY MEDIA • MANVILLE FILMS • CLOSEST TO THE HOLE PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
• 
MARK WAHLBERGCHRISTIAN BALEAMY ADAMS

ALSO STARRING
• 
MELISSA LEO

WRITTEN BY
• 
SCOTT SILVER AND PAUL TAMASY & ERIC JOHNSON (SCREENPLAY)
• 
KEITH DORRINGTON & PAUL TAMASY & ERIC JOHNSON (STORY)

DIRECTED BY
• 
DAVID O. RUSSELL

2010 ACADEMY AWARDS (2)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: CHRISTIAN BALE
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: MELISSA LEO

ADDITIONAL 2010 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (5)
• BEST PICTURE (LOST TO
THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: AMY ADAMS (LOST TO MELISSA LEO FOR THE FIGHTER)
• BEST DIRECTOR: DAVID O. RUSSELL (LOST TO
TOM HOOPER FOR THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (LOST TO
THE KING’S SPEECH)
* BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO
THE SOCIAL NETWORK)

The Town

The Town

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter