Movies Came Out In (1986)
Platoon – Powerful film as it shows the Vietnam war from a young soldier’s view point and all the horrors and atrocities that occur. Seen many times. Really loved it, despite some disturbing moments.
Children of a Lesser God – Never saw this film and never really knew what it was about. I was blown away. What a great film as it tells the story of a teacher at school for the deaf who falls in love with the deaf janitor who refuses to speak by choice. William Hurt and Marlee Matlin deliver 2 amazing performances. I never thought much of Hurt as an actor, but I have to admit, this was impressive. If you’ve never seen this movie, you should make time to watch it.
Hannah and Her Sisters – Never saw this originally, I enjoyed my recent viewing of it. It’s somewhat of a typical Woody Allen film, based on my recent viewings (like Annie Hall) of his other films. It basically tells the story of three sisters and their husbands/exes and complications that arise. Had funny moments, decent story, good acting.
The Mission – Never saw this originally, I enjoyed my recent viewing of it. I actually don’t remember even hearing/seeing anything about this movie in all my years, especially weird since it stars Robert De Niro. De Niro and Irons both deliver excellent acting performances. The scenery/landscape was amazing and the story was pretty decent as tells the story of a group of Spanish Jesuits attempting to save a tribe from slavery in South American around the 18th century. I would recommend watching.
A Room with a View – Never saw (or even heard of this movie) originally, watched it recently and I absolutely hated it. Total borefest as a man and his son offer their hotel room to a mother and daughter, the son & daughter start a romance then have to break it off, years later the son and daughter meet but circumstances have changed (she’s engaged).
Platoon, very powerful movie.
Ceremony Year (1987) – Movies Came Out In (1986)