Reviews

OSCAR RETRO – THE APOSTLE (1997) – How did Robert Duvall lose Best Actor?

By John H. Foote THE APOSTLE (1997) (****) Imagine being Robert Duvall in 1984. He had by then won an Oscar and awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and National Society of Film Critics as Best Actor and was hailed as one of the greatest actors in American film history. He had appeared…

BLU-RAY REVIEW – A Quiet Place (2018) (****)

By John H. Foote (****) Released in March, this exceptionally original horror film did very well at the box office and with film critics who praised the taut, tight direction of actor John Krasinski, and the performances of the entire cast. The opening moments invite us into this world, earth, but something has happened. The…

MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006) – An Unappreciated Masterpiece

By John H. Foote (****) The first film Sofia Coppola directed after her brilliant, career altering Lost in Translation (2003) was her dream project on the young queen, Marie Antoinette. Armed with an Oscar for her Screenplay, and a nomination for Best Director for Lost in Translation (2003), The first American woman to be so…