Christmas Movies II

film 23 of 25

Ordinary People

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jul 6, 2015

Ends at Christmas, doesn’t it? Devastatingly. Good grown-up stuff, on how things go well, and don’t. An adult film, or one for kids who are preparing to embark.

P.S. Best Picture, you may ask? Or, what exactly did director Robert Redford bring to the project? Well, he and so many other actors who’ve gone behind the camera remind us that you could do worse than look at film as a way to tell stories through text and performance. So many of our these-days film students are all sugar-plummed about the latest bell or whistle, on the latest piece of equipment. This one still stands up, and with basically none of all that. Actors. Scripts. Movies!