If you buy the characters, you’ll probably enjoy 20th Century Women. I didn’t, and it left me cold. And a little bored.
In a nutshell: A gripping biopic featuring a powerhouse performance by Bryan Cranston as leading Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who along with ten of his peers was blacklisted and jailed as an alleged communist during the McCarthy era. Continue reading Trumbo movie review
The opening scene of Somewhere is a fixed-camera shot of the middle section of what looks like a dirt car racing circuit. A black Ferrari comes in and out of shot as the driver progresses along the track anti-clockwise. You wait, the car completes a circuit and goes in and out of shot again. And again…
It’s intriguing waiting for something to happen…but nothing does. Unfortunately, this opening scene prefigures the rest of the movie: slow-moving, poetic in intent, but going nowhere and ultimately a letdown. Continue reading ‘Somewhere’ – Movie Review