Whenever someone tells me that a movie is just the best thing ever I nod and smile politely and ask what, specifically, justifies this characterization. When several someones, including a blitz advertising campaign and reviewer after reviewer tell me that a movie is the best thing ever I start to resist. I immediately begin to look for the infamous man behind the curtain, to wonder just how long it will be after I bite before I find that while the confection may have looked good in the pastry case inside it is nothing but air. It’s for this reason that I waited more than a month to see ‘Juno.’ And while this film certainly isn’t all it has been hyped to be, neither is it to be reviled with the passion some critics have devoted to said reviling.
[Read more →]
The week before I saw ‘Charlie Wilson’, I had watched ‘
The past is prologue. [Read more →]