July 1, 2006

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Reviewer: Craig Phillips
Rating (out of 4): *** ½

Sunday Bloody Sunday may sound like a war movie but the battles depicted here are of the pyschological kind, one of the few films of the period to honestly and matter of factly portray homosexual relationships without pretense. Forever underrated director John Schlesinger, basing the film in part on his own personal life, crafted a contemporary drama that remains as modern as it was in 1972 and most importantly, as a showcase for terrific acting: Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson are masterful here.

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Posted by cphillips at July 1, 2006 12:55 AM

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