Linda T. from SEAL BEACH, CA Reviewed on 12/14/2017...
I must confess I watched this to see Adam Ant, in some listings he has top billing. That's quite inaccurate, he's only in one throwaway scene and has about four lines. Still worth watching, but not what I expected.
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A Beautiful Desert Dream Come True...
lasher | Space and the Great Beyond | 11/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a tremendous love story between Jackie (Heather Graham) and Eugene (Michael A. Nickles). They meet by chance through a mystical Indian wind tunnel that allows them to hear each other while being hundreds of miles apart. Well, years go by and they meet again through the same wind tunnel and begin to share the stories of their lives. At first it seems like a slow sleepy dialogue based film, but gradually it starts weaving it's magic on you. The way that can only be done in the American Southwest, which is definately the 3rd main character here. When I started watching this I thought I was going to fall asleep, it was 3am and I had just about had it. Then something amazing happened, their dialogue wrapped around me like a warm blanket. I felt so safe, it was an incredible experience. Heather Graham's performance was wonderfully poignant and charming. My eyes and ears were glued to her every movement, her every word. This is what independent film is all about, stories that come straight from the heart, with truth and honesty and just a pinch of pure magic..."
Lyrical love-story that showcases Heather Graham's talent.
lasher | 09/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A lyrical love story about a long distance relationship between Jackie (Heather Graham) and Eugene (Michael A. Nickles) who meet and communicate through a mystical wind tunnel. A very independent and truly original film. I love the fact that the filmmakers did not resort to any of the more traditional trappings of Hollywood films. Great soundtrack and awesome cinematography. A real indie gem!"
Original, soulful, beautifully filmed
Horror Metal Girl 6 | 10/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a highly original independent film-- the story is inspirational, the cinematography is stunning, the performances by Heather Graham and writer/director/actor Michael A. Nickles are wonderfully honest, and the writing and directing are superb. If you appreciate artistic independent films, Desert Winds is not to be missed."
Whimsical, romantic , inspiring and thought-provoking...
lasher | 05/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled onto this film and it's become a new favorite! It's whimsical, romantic and original. (Not just another "chick flick!") It's also timely, thought-provoking and deep. The desert shots were so rich, I was ready to jump in the car and head for Arizona! I'm an instant Michael A. Nickles fan! I will definitely watch this film again and again..."
Horror Metal Girl 6 | having a cup of tea with Pinhead | 05/13/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was O.K. Some of it was really good- the scenery of Arizona and New Mexico, and some of the conversation between the two main (and almost only) characters. Jackie and Eugene accidentally realize one day that they can communicate across 500 miles via a windtunnel, which the Indians say is a blessing. They have one conversation and then 7 years pass, as Eugene decides to leave home. We see that he ends up in Philadelphia, living a less-than-enviable life, and when he returns, he and Jackie find each other again and they have one long night of communication. Some things that I did not like about this movie: I felt there was not enough character development for me to understand who these people were, why they did what they did, or to even care about them. Also, probably a minor point, but WHY does it say that Adam Ant is one of the stars when we only see him for two minutes? And he's not even a character, he's just a guy on T.V.! I was curious as to how it would all turn out, and the ending was what it should have been, so that was good. All in all, interesting, but......meh."