Category Archives: 1979

Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (1979) Rated NR

The romantic story behind Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. Starring Blanche Baker, Lloyd Bochner, Colleen Dewhurst, Jeff East. The one major problem with this take on the Christmas story is the romanticism of  Mary and Joseph. I’m not saying … Continue reading

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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Rated PG

The Kramers are getting a divorce.  What ensues is an ugly custody battle between them. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander. The only thing I kept thinking throughout this film was, why would we reward a woman for making the … Continue reading

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An American Christmas Carol (1979) Rated NR

Based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, London is transformed to Concord, New Hampshire during the great depression. Starring Henry Winkler, David Wayne, Chris Wiggins Benedict Slade is the modern Mr. Scrooge without the cruelty that Scrooge is. Slade is more … Continue reading

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Jesus (1979)

Rated G Based on the gospel of Luke, this film follows Jesus of Nazareth from birth to ascension. Starring Brian Deacon, Rivka Neuman, Alexander Scourby This is a fairly accurate portrayal of the gospel even though it leaves some things … Continue reading

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Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

Rated PG Criminal Frank Morris was incarcerated at Alcatraz and plans his escape. Based on the only successful prison break from Alcatraz. Starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom The film takes us on a quiet journey as Morris plans his escape … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now (1979)

Rated R One of my biggest pet peeves about films are ones that portray themselves as being truthful in their representation and then don’t deliver. This film lacks the representation of the Vietnam War. With that inadequate portrayal the film … Continue reading

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Meatballs (1979)

Rated PG Meatballs is a comedy set on at a summer camp geared to teens. The jokes aren’t as raunchy as todays which was nice. Although, its cleaner, I still didn’t get a connection to the characters or the story. I … Continue reading

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