Robert Duvall

Secondhand Lions

February 4, 2004 // 0 Comments

Released theatrically last year by New Line Cinema and just now available on DVD, Tim McCanlies’ "Secondhand Lions" is that rarest of rarities: a family film that targets the parents as much as the kids. Rather than rely on CGI or hip [...]

Gods And Generals

July 9, 2003 // 0 Comments

"Gods And Generals" is the prelude to Ronald Maxwell’s own "Gettyburg, " although it was made long after the latter film. It tells the story of the Civil War from its outbreak all the way up to the point where "Gettysburg" [...]

Tender Mercies

June 3, 2002 // 0 Comments

’Tender Mercies’ was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1984 and won two — Best Actor for Robert Duvall and Best Original Screenplay for Horton Foote. Reading just a synopsis of the story one wouldn’t immediately think of ’Tender [...]

Apocalypse Now Redux

December 3, 2001 // 0 Comments

When "Apocalypse Now" first appeared in August 1979, the film industry had just come to grips with the "blockbuster mentality" fostered by the wild successes of such popcorn pictures as "Star Wars," "Jaws," [...]

The 6th Day

March 29, 2001 // 0 Comments

After quite a few consecutive box-office duds, ’The 6th Day’ marked something of a return to form for über action star Arnold Schwarzenegger. While certainly not up to the standards of ’The Terminator, ’ or even ’Total Recall,’ the film is [...]

The Eagle Has Landed

October 26, 2000 // 0 Comments

’The Eagle Has Landed’ was the final film directed by the great John Sturges. While not as critically-acclaimed as his earlier works, it does display many of the same subtle touches that made films such as ’The Great Escape’ and ’The Magnificent [...]

To Kill A Mockingbird

April 23, 1998 // 0 Comments

Based on the classic Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, "To Kill A Mockingbird" is a legendary movie, uniquely strong and sensitive about racism and the ways of the Old South during the Depression in the 1930s. It has been turned into a [...]
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