Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
This fact-based drama stars Anthony Hopkins as quirky New Zealander Burt Munro, a 67-year-old grandfather who flies across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and blazes into the record books at 183 mph on his customized Indian Scout motorcycle. Set in 1967.
Posted by John Coffey at 11:15 PM
Despite what I say here, this is an intriguing movie, especially if you are interested in history. Everything in the movie is based on the actual transcripts from Joan of Arc's trial. Maria Falconetti portrays Joan as an incredibly zealous young woman with naive and deep convictions. This leaves room for interpretation depending upon your point of view. Was Joan mad? From my point of view, probably yes. Others might choose to see her as the saint that the catholic church made her.
As always, I like reading what Ebert has to say.
Posted by John Coffey at 9:33 PM