July 17th, 2005

Film reel


DVD Empire's list of $4.99 Fox DVDs includes the Melanie Griffith classic Shining Through. From my own (*shudder*) experience of the film, I figure that price is still at least $20 too expensive, and I suspect that these gentlemen might agree:
“I know it’s only a movie, and so perhaps I should be willing to suspend my disbelief, but Shining Through is such an insult to the intelligence that I wasn’t able to do that.”
   —Roger Ebert

“If the fate of the free world were being threatened by goose-stepping Nazis, who would you send to the rescue? In Shining Through they send Melanie Griffith. What, you mean Betty Boop wasn’t available?”
   —Hal Hinson

“[Griffith] sounds like a 7-year-old reciting poetry for the delight of grown-ups. It’s enough to make you want to turn her in to the Nazis.”
   —Desson Howe