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Places in the Heart (1984) – 3

Places in the Heart (1984).  Written and directed by Robert Benton (Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay).  Starring Sally Field (Academy Award for Best Actress), John Malkovich, and Danny Glover.  PG, 111 min. Finally, after travail upon travail, after tragic loss, everything finally looks like all will end happily, or least alright, for they fought…

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Places in the Heart (1984) – 2

Places in the Heart (1984).  Written and directed by Robert Benton (Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay).  Starring Sally Field (Academy Award for Best Actress). John Malkovich, and Danny Glover.  PG, 111 min. She’s suddenly a widow with two suddenly fatherless young children, and it is the depths of the Great Depression in rural Texas. …

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Tender Mercies (1983) – 2

Tender Mercies (1983). Written by Horton Foote.  Directed by Bruce Beresford. Starring Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, and Wilfred Brimley.  92 Mins.  Rated PG. Notions of what exactly is meant by the kingdom of God have regularly shifted vastly ever since the phrase came into being.  A lot of that fuzz continues still, needless to say,…

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The Innocents (2016)

The Innocents (French title Agnus Dei). 2016. Directed by Anne Fontaine.  Written by Peter Bonitzer and Anne Fontaine.  Starring Agata Buzek, Lou de Laâge, and Vincent Macaigne.  115 Mins.  Rated PG-13. In Poland during the last days of WW II a young French physician-in-training (Lou de Laâge) finds herself in a very difficult, and wholly…

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