Alice C Brown

Software engineer
Mother of 5: 2 nurses, 1 IT guy for AIG, 1 chief analyst for a hedge fund, 1 Ph.D. candidate in Public Health
Political activist
Canton, Ma.
Anti-war activist

  • Alfie (1966) .. Lewis Gilbert
    Michael Caine and the amazing world of the womanizer, the harm he causes and the abortion that was performed, which took courage to show at the time this was made.

  • Alice's Restaurant (1969) .. Arthur Penn
    Arlo Guthrie and the hippy dippy Berkshires

  • American Beauty (1999) .. Sam Mendes
    Kevin Spacey dead at the beginning and at the end; interesting perspective.

  • Annie Hall (1977) .. Woody Allen

  • Barak (1999) .. Valeri Ogorodnikov
    Birmingham society as it really is.

  • Beat the Devil (1953) .. John Huston
    Despite the omissions from the book, it was an excellent portrayal of schizophrenia
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001) .. Ron Howard

  • The Bell Jar (1979) .. Larry Peerce

  • Billy the Kid (1989) .. William A. Graham

  • Bob Roberts (1992) .. Tim Robbins
    Oh, the swinging foot in time to the music, of the 'paralyzed' politician!! Thank you, Warren Beatty and Gore Vidal. Evil at the most polished and highest positions of our society.

  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989) .. Oliver Stone
    The crippled hero, Tom Cruise in his best role to date, portraying the ramrod straight Marine and the ragingly furious war dissident as he protests our hypocritical slaughter in Vietnam and the ruination of thousands of American lives, forget about the slaughtered innocent Asians.

  • Brazil (1985) .. Terry Gilliam
    Once considered science-fiction, the horror of being arrested and jailed without the protection of habeas corpus is today a reality.

  • Catch-22 (1970) .. Mike Nichols

  • The Cherry Orchard

  • Dead Poets Society (1989) .. Peter Weir
    Really showed the importance of freedom of thought within the academic community even if the teacher lost his job: success found in 'failure'.

  • Desire Under the Elms (1958) .. Delbert Mann
    Tennessee Williams and the dictatorship of the patriarch of a Southern clan, with Orson Welles at his best.

  • Doctor Zhivago (1965) .. David Lean

  • East of Eden (1955) .. Elia Kazan
    The horrible price a parent pays when he shows partiality to one child and abuses the other.

  • A Farewell to Arms (1932) .. Frank Borzage

  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) .. Peter Yates

  • Gone With the Wind (1939) .. Victor Fleming
    As a liberal Southerner, I know the pain of the landowners whose 'property' was wrested from them, and the human beings who WERE that 'property'.

  • Gorky Park (1983) .. Michael Apted
    Dark treatment of betrayal and assassinations in the USSR.

  • The Grapes of Wrath (1940) .. John Ford

  • The Great Gatsby (1974) .. Jack Clayton

  • Henry V (1944) .. Laurence Olivier

  • How Green Was My Valley (1941) .. John Ford
    The horrors of the mines in Wales, that can be seen anywhere, even in our country today: greedy mine owners riding roughshod over the bodies and black lungs of their employees while appearing beneficent by providing homes and 'company stores'. "Germinal" belongs with it, with its apologia for the mine owners, I suppose, and its illustrious writer, Emile Zola.

  • Hud (1963) .. Martin Ritt
    Paul Newman and the wonderful presence of the human spirit lifting itself in spite of the savage brutality of society, in this case, the Mississippi prison milieu.

  • Hurry Sundown (1967) .. Otto Preminger
    Jane Fonda and Michael Caine and that oh so sexy saxophone solo in the bedroom; the pettiness and cruelty of the land barons of the South.

  • I Accuse! (1958) .. José Ferrer

  • Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (1976) .. Fielder Cook

  • King Richard the Second (1978) .. David Giles

  • Lady Day
    Billie Holiday, one-time prostitute and maid, singing "Strange Fruit" in a movie with Billy Williams that will never leave your mind for its fierce reality

  • The Life of Emile Zola (1937) .. William Dieterle
    Obviously my likes and dislikes are also connected with the subject matter.

  • Little Odessa (1994) .. James Gray
    Jewish Mafia and some good Russians.

  • M (1931) .. Fritz Lang

  • The Manchurian Candidate (1962) .. John Frankenheimer
    Tony Perkins, Laurence Harvey, Elsa Lanchester and the blood sport of politics, reaching to the assassination of a president........brought about by forces still extant today.

  • Marathon Man (1976) .. John Schlesinger

  • The Merchant of Venice (1973) .. John Sichel

  • Mystic River (2003) .. Clint Eastwood

  • Native Son (1986) .. Jerrold Freedman
    One of Matt Dillon's early films and another proof of the horrible damage inflicted on white people by their own segregation laws, as an innocent dies because of the fear of the lynch mob mentality of 50s America.

  • Network (1976) .. Sidney Lumet
    The perfidity and lying power of the press, in all its falseness, showing the failure to protect which the 4th Estate has most horrifically brought about today.

  • On Golden Pond (1981) .. Mark Rydell
    Age and how it affects the different related generations.

  • Paris, Texas (1984) .. Wim Wenders
    Hilarious comedy about beauty contests and thugs in Texas.

  • Pleasantville (1998) .. Gary Ross

  • Il Postino (1994) .. Michael Radford
    Italian film-making with beautiful cinematography.

  • Song of the South (1946) .. Harve Foster & Wilfred Jackson
    Outrageously censored because it shows the WHITE people as the petty-minded, hypocritical people they were in the South.

  • Soylent Green (1973) .. Richard Fleischer
    Or "Where has Gramma Gone", the best picture Charlton Heston Ever Made.

  • The Third Man (1949) .. Carol Reed

  • Tobacco Road (1941) .. John Ford
    Of another era, but showing the same real picture that I know so well.

  • Touch of Evil (1958) .. Orson Welles
    Again Orson Welles and his magnificent acting.

  • Wall Street (1987) .. Oliver Stone
    Michael Douglas embodying the 'Greed is Good' motto of our country that has brought us to our knees.

  • War and Peace (1967) .. Sergei Bondarchuk
    Magnificent treatment of Russian history.

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