Tag Archives: depression

Wind At My Back (CBC) Rated NR

A recently widowed woman during the Depression is forced by her mother-in-law to give up her children. Starring Shirley Douglas, Kathryn Greenwood, Dylan Provencher, Tyrone Savage. This is a show I have had on my to watch list for a long time. After finally … Continue reading

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Melancholia (2011) Rated R

The strained relationship between two sisters is further challenged when they discover that another planet is on course to collide with Earth. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgard, Kiefer Sutherland. This film is visually stunning, … 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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The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Rated NR Based on John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Tom Joad leads his family from Oklahoma to California during the dust bowl. Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine One of the best films ever to be adapted from a … Continue reading

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Christmas Movies 2011

 Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987) Rated NR Willow Creek, Alaska, is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down putting many of the residents out of work. Ray and Pete are truck-driving brothers, different as day and … Continue reading

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No Greater Love (2009)

Rated PG Heather leaves her husband during a pout of depression, letting him raise their son as she disappears without a trace. Ten years later they bump into each other and must learn to forgive each other. Starring Anthony Tyler … Continue reading

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Water for Elephants (2011)

Rated PG-13 Veterinary student Jacob Jankowski runs away and joins a circus during the depression. Along the way he falls for the married performer, Marlena. Based on the book by Sara Gruen. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Hal … Continue reading

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The Beaver (2011)

Rated PG-13 Suffering from depression, Walter Black uses a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. Starring Mel Gibson, Cherry Jones, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin I thought this was a well done film. The acting was superb. … Continue reading

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Rose Marie (1936)

Rated NR Sit back and enjoy a taste of mushy, sentimental, sugar-coated 113 minutes of  cinema. I don’t care that it was made during the Depression, it was still sugary sweet even for then. The acting was dreadful; the singing … Continue reading

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Christmas Movies 2010

Movies I won’t miss for Christmas: It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) Rated NR It’s a wonderful film. Frank Capra’s inverted take on A Christmas Carol stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who’s spent a lifetime giving up … Continue reading

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