Ceremony Year (1986)

Movies Came Out In (1985)


Out of Africa – Never saw originally, just watched it recently.  It was okay.  Long and dragged at times. The film has some gorgeous scenery around the plot which involves a love affair with an English lady and a game hunter in Kenya, Africa.

The Color Purple – Never saw this until recently.  Had never even seen parts of it, so it was all new to me, and I was expecting great things based on what I’ve heard people say in the past.  Honestly, I was a bit disappointed with it.  The plot line (a black woman in the South suffers incredible abuse and deals with it for 4 decades) seemed jumpy, the character development was either slow or incomplete.  I felt it could have been better.

Kiss of the Spider Woman – Hate is a strong word, but I hated this movie.  The plot is a gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life to a political prisoner with whom he shares a cell.  It just wasn’t interesting in the least, and super long.

Prizzi’s Honor – I never saw this originally, and just watched it recently.  I was not impressed.  Jack’s forced accent really bothered me, and the story line was lame/dumb, as 2 professional hitman (well, one’s a woman) fall “in love”.

Witness – Love this film, always have.  Seen it at least 30 times. A city cop has to protect an Amish family after a young boy witnesses a murder of an undercover cop and a tangled web of corruption unfolds.

Brian’s Winner:

Witness, hands down.



Ceremony Year (1986) – Movies Came Out In (1985)