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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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This Sporting Life

This Sporting Life

Harsh tale of a British miner turned rugby player seeking love and acceptance. Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts turn in fine, Oscar-nominated performances, but this bleak tale of lost love, fear, and the search for happiness reflects the hardscrabble existence of city life in early-sixties northern England.

**¾ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1963 • 2 HOURS, 14 MINUTES
THE RANK ORGANISATION • JULIAN WINTLE–LESLIE PARKYN PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
• RICHARD HARRISRACHEL ROBERTS

ALSO STARRING
• ALAN BADELWILLIAM HARTNELL

WRITTEN BY
• DAVID STOREY (SCREENPLAY)
• DAVID STOREY (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY)

DIRECTED BY
• LINDSAY ANDERSON

1963 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (2)
• BEST ACTOR: RICHARD HARRIS (LOST TO SIDNEY POITIER FOR LILIES OF THE FIELD)
• BEST ACTRESS: RACHEL ROBERTS (LOST TO PATRICIA NEAL FOR HUD)

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Kill Bill: Vol. 2