Movies Came Out In (1980)
Ordinary People – So surprised this won. It was like a Lifetime movie, except long before Lifetime existed. Good story about an older son accidentally dying and a younger son surviving all while burdening a tremendous amount of guilt and the relationship between the parents & son really suffers, but winner?
Coal Miner’s Daughter – Never saw this until recently. Interesting biographical story of Loretta Lynn, disturbing on so many levels (marrying at 13, for starters). Can’t say it was my favorite, but I didn’t mind it.
The Elephant Man – Never saw this until recently. Really good story about a surgeon that befriends a disfigured man with some really great acting, and it was based on a true story which I wasn’t aware of. I enjoyed this film and would recommend watching.
Raging Bull – A classic biographical story of boxer Jake LaMotta. Enjoyed this film a lot, tremendous acting by Robert De Niro.
Tess – Wow, what a snooze fest. Peasant girl falls “in love” with 2 men, one of the men ends up raping her, and she loses the child (death) at a young age. I really found the story to be totally uninteresting, and the film just dragged on.
Ceremony Year (1981) – Movies Came Out In (1980)