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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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The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase earned an Academy Award for John Houseman and his taciturn portrayal of a Harvard Law School professor. A tale nominally about the rigors of study and primarily about the details of life people choose to believe are important, the film mostly works. Elevated by modern editing and a mature script, the story engages the audience intellectually, but not emotionally.

**¾ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1973 • 113 MINUTES
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX • THOMPSON-PAUL PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
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TIMOTHY BOTTOMSLINDSAY WAGNERJOHN HOUSEMAN

ALSO STARRING
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GRAHAM BECKELJAMES NAUGHTONEDWARD HERRMANNCRAIG RICHARD NELSONROBERT LYDIARDLENNY BAKERDAVID CLENNON

WRITTEN BY
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JAMES BRIDGES (SCREENPLAY)
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JOHN JAY OSBORN JR. (BASED UPON THE NOVEL BY)

DIRECTED BY
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JAMES BRIDGES

1973 ACADEMY AWARDS (1)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: JOHN HOUSEMAN

ADDITIONAL 1973 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (2)
• BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (LOST TO
THE EXORCIST)
• BEST SOUND (LOST TO
THE EXORCIST)

La Strada [The Road]

La Strada [The Road]

All That Money Can Buy

All That Money Can Buy