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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 Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Alan Arkin and Sondra Locke deservedly earned Academy Award noms for their performances. Mr. Arkin gives a subtle, poignant turn as a deaf-mute making his way in the mid-century American South, and Ms. Locke plays a confused, beset young woman coming of age. Sensitively adapted from Carson McCullers’ novel and well directed, the film holds up extremely well.

***½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1968 • 2 HOURS, 3 MINUTES
WARNER BROS. • SEVEN ARTS INC.

STARRING
• 
ALAN ARKIN

ALSO STARRING
• 
LAURINDA BARRETTSTACY KEACH JR.CHUCK MCCANNBIFF MCGUIREPERCY RODRIGUESCICELY TYSON

INTRODUCING
• 
SONDRA LOCKE

WRITTEN BY
• 
THOMAS C. RYAN (SCREENPLAY)
• 
CARSON MCCULLERS (FROM THE NOVEL BY)

DIRECTED BY
• 
ROBERT ELLIS MILLER

1968 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (2)
• BEST ACTOR: ALAN ARKIN (LOST TO
CLIFF ROBERTSON FOR CHARLY)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: SONDRA LOCKE (LOST TO
RUTH GORDONFOR ROSEMARY’S BABY)

The Fighter

The Fighter

City Island

City Island