The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

Directed by Rebecca Miller Jack and his daughter Rose live together on an isolated, mostly self-sustaining community that once housed dozens of young, free-spirited hippies.  He is dying, and she has it in mind to kill herself when he does.  If her pronouncement frightens him, he doesn't show it.  Instead Jack (Daniel Day-Lewis) quietly resolves … Continue reading The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

Directed by Tony Richardson Colin Smith (Tom Courtenay) grows more rebellious after his father passes away, and an eventual robbery lands him in a juvenile detention center that doubles as an all-boys boarding school.  There he demonstrates an unmatched athletic ability that excites the adults who run the school and offers him special privilege over … Continue reading The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)