The Shepherd of the Hills
Young Matt Masters, an Ozark Mountains moonshiner, hates the father he has never seen, who apparently deserted Matt's mother and left her to die. His obsession contributes to the hatred rampant in the mountains. However, the arrival of a stranger, Daniel Howitt, begins to positively affect the mountain people, who learn to shed their hatred under his gentle influence
- Stars:John Wayne, Betty Field, Harry Carey, Beulah Bondi, James Barton, Samuel S. Hinds, Marjorie Main, Ward Bond, Marc Lawrence, John Qualen, Fuzzy Knight, Tom Fadden, Olin Howland, Dorothy Adams, Virita Campbell,
- Director:Henry Hathaway,
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(fr) wrote: This movie just gets better every time I watch it.
(gb) wrote: Between a 4/10 and 5/10, the movie is crummy on several levels, yet its desire to help make the world more loving and tolerant is so pure-hearted that criticizing it seems almost mean-spirited.
(ca) wrote: Look at her pretty face and you might assume she has it all. You might assume that she has a loving husband, that she loves her job, that she's content being the small town girl that she is. But she has everything but it all. She's unhappily married to a looker that just so happens to be unpredictable and sometimes abusive, she only sort of likes her job, and is okay with her white picket fence existence but would prefer it if it weren't so damn unfulfilling. The one thing she really enjoys doing is baking pies; she easily invents one everyday, basing their unique ingredients off the hardships and/or joys she faces on a day to day basis. Her name is Jenna, and she's a waitress. But trouble is brewing. While she isn't quite happy with her reality, she's doing well enough - so imagine her surprise when she discovers that she's pregnant. She doesn't want to have a baby; at least not right now, having a brute of a husband and wanting nothing more than to leave him immediately. She considers her options. She can (a) have an abortion, (b) give the child up for adoption, (c) move to another state and raise the baby on her own, or (d) throw her hands up in surrender and start a dysfunctional family with the man of her nightmares. At first, she's most inclined to undergo a combination of b and c, but after going through the motions of ultrasounds and frequent visits to the doctor, she finds herself actually wanting this child. How she'll raise it is a conflict. Things are especially complicated when she spontaneously begins having an affair with her physician, Jim (Nathan Fillion), and when she begins recording her thoughts on life and love to someday give to her unborn child. Throughout her nine months does she get to know herself better than before, her spitfire ways no longer tucked away in mild-manneredness; she's going to have a good life someday, and we have a feeling that she knows it too. To get away from her current one is the only thing stopping her from reinventing herself. In the years since its release in 2007, "Waitress" has frequently been compared to Martin Scorsese's often ignored "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (1974) and the sitcom that followed it, "Alice" (1976-1985), and I can think of no comparison more fitting. Parallel in their ability to make us want to hug ourselves during much of its length, and their capability to make bittersweetness ring as true as moments of authentic dramatic agony, they're all versatile, lovable works. One forgets how difficult it is to translate delight onto the screen without coming across as artificial. "Waitress" is a lovely little film, and the fact that it was the first and only major directorial/writing project from actress Adrienne Shelly is enraging. Before it was ever released, she was, in a twist of fate, brutally murdered, never to see her film receive the critical acclaim it so deeply deserved. The amiability of the film is heightened and perhaps even a little darkened because of the tragedy that hovers over its name; this is a work that suggests that Shelly could have had a long, prosperous career as a filmmaker. Not a decent-to-average but nevertheless acceptable movie made by an actor wanting to try different things, "Waitress" is genuinely something special, a reintroduction to an outstanding talent with the potential to be a second Nora Ephron. A beautiful legacy it is - we can only fantasize about the great things Shelly would have accomplished in her lifetime had her life not been taken so abruptly. Because this is a film that has the substance to back up its whimsical tendencies; Shelly has written a cast of characters all three-dimensional and lived in. Notice how she makes the abusive husband role also have saltings of vulnerability rarely seen in film, how its titular waitress is followed around by two gal pals quirky but also human themselves, and how the man with whom she has the affair is nice and handsome but also devoted to his responsibilities, as most are. We're witnesses to complex, if sometimes rosy, lives, and Shelly makes such conceptions seem fluent. But best of all is her waitress, Jenna Hunterson, who is played by Russell with multi-faceted distinction and who is one of the best female characters of the 2000s. Feisty but also careful and smart, we come to love the flawed Jenna, from the way she obsessively bakes pies to escape her problems to the way she remains in control in every sort of situation. Russell is magnificent, and we have Shelly to thank for providing her with a detailed, heartfelt role. Films like "Waitress" come around all too rarely; directors and writers are perhaps too scared to tread in sugary waters, afraid that, in an attempt to be both sticky and sweet, they'll still seem soft and fattening. Not "Waitress." A wonderful film as subtly funny as it is warm and realistically dramatic, it's a fine example of fluff going far and wide. Turns out you can be amusing and congenial without floating away into the wind, without being forgotten by its audiences days after initial viewing. Surprise.
(br) wrote: Can you believe they shot this movie for $400,000. I scored a sneak preview for this and loved it. Maybe not the most accurite missionary movie but still a great one. Best Two years is meant to be fun and touching at the same time. Don't compare this to God's Army please, the two are different in their own right and paint different pictures of missionary life.
(au) wrote: 160701: I have a love, hate relationship with this film. From the story writing perspective, Ginger Snaps has some very redeeming qualities. There is some great wit and humour. The acting and special effects are another matter; low budget. Byron "where have I seen you before" Bully is good for a laugh. Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) provides some eye candy as the film progresses. Raising my rating half a star after this last viewing. All because of the humour, not the horror.
(nl) wrote: Maybe if I saw this movie when I was a little younger, I would have enjoyed it a bit more. But as a teenager, I enjoyed this movie due to it's unique & diverse universe, as well as it's clever comedy, enjoyable storyline/plot & the amazing performances!It's a brilliant movie to watch if you want to avoid the terrors of boredom!!
(es) wrote: More weird than anything else. It jumped from character to character too frequently and at times the writing came off as alternately sanctimonious or hackneyed, but there was something that kept it somewhat interesting. (Not Ryan Phillippe, who is terrible.) The rest of the cast--highlighted by Sean Connery--turn in interesting, nuanced performances, and I think that's what does the trick.
(br) wrote: A very entertaining somewhat tacky Western that is simply a lot of fun & as well as well plotted Revenge Film.Picks up straight after a rape/murder of a woman in Wyoming & a cowboy desperate to find answers. All he seems to know is a mystery location & a woman of ill repute.Marlene Dietrich gives a stellar performance as the Boss Lady. Filled with a wonderful corny theme song & genuine good storytelling. A charming western that's well worth the time.
(fr) wrote: Irving Berlin's first musical for MGM. Producer Arthur Freed wanted a movie about NYC's famous Easter time social activity, asked Berlin to write some new songs and used the rest from his catalog. Great songs and dancing by Garland, Astaire and Ann Miller (who danced with a brace on her back, while recovering from a broken back). Jules Munshin is really funny at the waiter , especially his routine with the crab salad.
(br) wrote: - Milla brings her sexy Ukranian stylings to the 5th installment of the franchise.- Um. According to the recap, I think I missed one. :(- Mental note: pennies in shotguns work better than lead shot. At least when she uses them against aircraft.- Holy crap, Milla's a mom. All kinds of hot. Still wicked capable as she saves her kid from the flesh-eating horde.- Yes! Michelle Rodriguez. Shit's getting real now.- Now Milla's naked with just a sheet. A very small sheet. And also in an Umbrella Corp cell. I'm very confused.- Due to a computer malfunction, she's now dressed in leather & metal. Seems like we've started like a traditional video game.- Including that wicked awful laser grid that dices humans.- Using a chain w/padlock as a kusarigama, kicking an ejected magazine into a zombie's head. This is how an Alice do.- New player: Ada. Always has one very svelte leg showing in her exquisite red dress.- It's hammer guy and his awful twin brother! How can so many bullets to the head have so little effect?- So...Leather & Metal clad Alice is looking at the dead Milla-as-a-mom. Surreal.- Spoken to the gun-toting Michelle Rodriguez casually lounging in the swingset: "There's a child here!" Drolly, Michelle replies "Your problem. Not mine."- Ewww. Also, Alice just saved her extraction team's bacon. With a blinged out Rolls Royce Phantom sporting spinners.- Oh damn. Ugly's back. The entire subway system falling on top of him just kinda stunned him a bit.- If there's anything I've learned from video games, it's to never stand near a barrel of anything in a firefight. Morons.- That's...that's a warehouse of people. Or "test subjects."- Oh damn. Ugly's back. The entire clip of bullets fired into his exposed brain just kinda stunned him a bit.- That is a lot of zombies. Like, masses of legionous hordes.
(it) wrote: This was a wonderful movie. It strayed a little from the book and left out, what I thought, were two very major things from the book; but on the whole it was great. I still cry every time I watch it.
(es) wrote: The Dark Night stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Aaron Eckhart, and is a continuation in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. This is hands down, the best superhero film ever made! It hit every single right note, but still managed to be a crime drama, which is what this movie really was. This is a crime drama mainly because of the psychological perspective of it. This is best displayed from the Joker (Heath Ledger) who is one of the best villains ever. He is the character that is a true stand-out and the best portrayal of the clown-like figure in the all the movies. There is really not much else to say other than this is a great film.Over all, this is the best superhero movie ever made. It was ever so close to perfect. No flaws whatsoever. 5/5
(mx) wrote: I saw this when I was about 13 and didn't stop crying for 2 days. I still remember it as if it was yesterday - an indellible impression!
(de) wrote: OK sci-fi fantasy pic playing on the paranoia of the fifties
(us) wrote: A very bizzare little flick. Loved it when I was younger, still loving it today. Johnny dies and then comes back, for love. He is greeted with dadaistic interest and the movie becomes some kind of satire on racial tension. Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a part as a retarded fellow and Matthew McConaughey is a jock.