|I don't care what they say.
||[Nov. 4th, 2015|10:59 pm]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
I liked "Our Brand Is Crisis." But then (here we go again) I like Sandra Bullock. When I like the actors (let's face it, usually actress), sometimes I can't tell if I actually liked the movie or if I just got off on hanging out with someone I like for an hour and a half. I still think "Our Brand Is Crisis" was well put together, funnier than hell in places and very entertaining as a whole. Go see it.
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I also was impressied with "Steve Jobs" and I really didn't expect to be. I'd just seen a really well done documentary on him at the Guild a month or so ago (The Man In The Machine) and, generally, I don't like dramatizations of stuff that happened while I was alive. Dramatization has a way of trivializing stuff and rendering it trite, but . . . "Steve Jobs" was so well written, acted and directed that it didn't matter that it was about Steve Jobs; it would have been a very engaging story and a very entertaining flick if it had been about someone you'd never heard of. They didn't try to cover his entire life or the entire history of Apple, either. It was a slice or two out of the middle, a two or three act play, and as such it was good. I only went so that I would not be at home for Halloween (and I'd seen everything else), but I'm glad I did.
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And "The Amazing Nina Simone" is a very engaging documentary. I'd heard about her all my life but knew nearly nothing about her. I like movies about artists I've "missed" for the most part. They're the most interesting ones.