HOME ABOUT US CONTACT LINKS JAN'S BLOG SEARCH PICK LIST
 
JAN'S PREVIEWS

NEW IN THEATERS

NEW ON DVD/CABLE
NEW AT FILM FESTS

  

FEATURES
CHATS
TRIBUTES
FAQ'S
FILMS BY WOMEN
JEWISH THEMES
GUEST CRITICS

  

OSCAR PICKS
SPIRIT AWARDS
FILM FESTIVALS
FF2 TWOZIES
CHICAGO
FIDDLER
WITASWAN

 

 

 

  

PRIZE WINNER OF DEFIANCE, OHIO, THE

Director:

  Jane Anderson
  

Year Released:

  2005

Jan's Rating:

Rich's Rating:

4.5 out of 5

3.5 out of 5

Key Performances:

  David Gardner
  Woody Harrelson
  Julianne Moore
  Ellary Porterfield
  Simon Reynolds
Movie Haiku:Eisenhower-era haunted house movie in which the monsters are bankers, milkmen, priests & policemen, while the damsel-in-distress is a tenacious Irish Catholic housewife. Moore gives a performance of incredible depth & nuance: smiling on the outside; screaming on the inside. When Richard said later hed felt claustrophobic, Jan replied: Duh!!!

ADDITIONAL FF2 INFO ABOUT THIS FILM:

Women filmmakers?

  Yes

Jewish content?

  No

Haiku Posted:

  2005