The Clan of the Cave Bear
First screened in January 2016
Director: Michael Chapman. Cast: Daryl Hannah, James Remar, Thomas G. Waites, Pamela Reed, Nicole Eggert, Emma Floria, Joey Cramer, John Doolittle, Lycia Naff, Curtis Armstrong, Martin Doyle, Adel Hammoud, Tony Montanaro, Mike Muscat, John Wardlow, Keith Wardlow, Karen Elizabeth Austin, Barbara Duncan, Gloria Lee, Janne Mortil, Linda Quibell, Bernadette Sabath, Penny A. Mesa. Screenplay: John Sayles (based on the novel by Jean M. Auel).

Twitter Capsule: Sheer oddity, visual ambition save some bits, but it's disjointed and thematically inchoate. And so 80s.

VOR:   Undertakes a world most movies have avoided—possibly for good reason. Nascent ideas about women's power and vulnerability never achieve full articulation. Chintzy.

Photo © 1986 Warner Bros. Entertainment/The Guber-Peters Company

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Makeup: Michael Westmore and Michèle Burke

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