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.
Witness, hands down.
Ceremony Year (1986) – Movies Came Out In (1985)