I Do Not Forgive... I Kill!
Don Ramon, a wealthy patron, receives his son back after he has sent him away to medical school, only to have him fall in love with his new young wife.
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James H (de) wrote: It has its moments, but for the most part it doesn't work. Fine production values, nicely acted, but it has too many slow stretches and I had a difficult time staying interested in it.
Mike P (it) wrote: This was absolutely DOPe!! Crazy film with some very good kills.
Josh G (ag) wrote: As the most recognized name in film criticism, Roger Ebert is often the first person whose words I look to after seeing a film. As of late, his ratings seem to have gotten more erratic and often his reviews are little more than a recitation of the major events that happen in the film. It's amazing, then, looking back at his 1985 review for the lesbian love story Desert Hearts, since it's a review that really considers the film and does a beautiful job of explaining the movie's strengths and weaknesses.Going into the film, I basically knew two things about it. Number one: there is a remarkable sex scene between the two leads. Number two: the film is one that captures the blossoming of a new relationship well. I had picked up these two ideas about the movie from reading recent reviews on Netflix, and both obviously intrigued me. I found myself imagining the lesbian version of Say Anything, which at this point in time is in my Top 10 and a movie that I consider one of the most romantic ever made. I was definitely excited.That said, Desert Hearts is not as good as Say Anything. It is definitely trying to do something similar, though. The movie follows a woman named Vivian (Shaver) who is staying in Reno, Nevada, in order to divorce her husband. She cannot quite explain why it is that she feels the need to separate from her husband - despite being a literature professor, she can't exactly put it into words. There's no animosity between them; she just longs to be in a different place with her life. While staying with a kind older woman, she meets a younger girl named Cay (Charbonneau). Now this girl, she is fearless and bold, and she is also a lesbian. This fact doesn't bother Vivian, despite the worried looks that the two women get from the townspeople, and they build a strong friendship.I was not entirely sold on their friendship. After the two have spent several days together, Cay finds herself considering Vivian to be the proverbial "one" for her. I could not sympathize with this. I appreciated Vivian's habit of being cautious and quiet, but I could not see where Cay found any special reason to have an attraction to the woman. For that reason, a lot of the movie feels much too slow-moving and pointless. The women circle around one another as Cay wonders when to make her move.It is once she does that the film takes off. If you think that I am speaking in spoilers, feel free to leave now knowing that the movie is pretty good, although not as great as it should or could have been. For those still reading, the reason that the movie excels nearer the end is that that is when Vivian begins to come to terms with the fact that she may be attracted to women. The famed sex scene is not sexualized, if that makes any sense at all. It's not a fantasy moment, it doesn't fall into soft-core porn trappings. Instead, the women fumble together and merely enjoy the feeling of brushing their skin together. Vivian apologizes quietly for not knowing exactly what to do. It's an honest and incredible moment, and I found myself wishing that more heterosexual sex scenes could be handled with such delicate care. These women don't just have sex, they make love; that's something few movies are capable of showing.I turn now to Ebert's closing sentiment:"The movie makes no large statement; it is not a philosophical exploration of lesbianism, just the story of two women and their attraction. It's not a great movie, but it works on its own terms."I agree with that whole-heartedly. This is definitely not a great movie. I do understand what it was trying to do, and I absolutely appreciate the fact that Vivian did not identify as a lesbian at the film's open, but slowly came out to not only herself but those around her. That is a fantastic concept that is handled pretty well here (and is especially novel for a 1985 film, I would think). It remains, though, that the real relationship between the two women is less than exciting. Shaver and Charbonneau may have chemistry together, but the film doesn't build their history in a meaningful way. The reason that the ultimate consummation of the relationship works is because it is easier to understand Vivian's building attraction to Cay, not the other way around.To conclude, I liked Desert Hearts. I was hoping to love it... I don't, but I'd still encourage others to watch it if they ever get the chance. A good movie is still a good movie.
Michael A (br) wrote: Au lycee, Dersou etait un de mes films preferes. Le grand Kurosawa y deploit tout son art et son admiration pour mere Nature. Un grand film sur la part des hommes, les chimeres et sur le renoncement.
His L (us) wrote: A great Powell and Pressburger film, overshadowed by 'The Red Shoes', 'A Matter Of Life and Death' etc, but should not be missed. The film was intended as a propaganda piece and has a documentary like feel. Also, two names to look out for. Peter Ustinov in his first film role as the Priest, plus David Lean, who was editor.
Scott W (us) wrote: Re-watched.. Very good classic