Monday, 27 March 2006

good night and good stuff

Last entry way, er, Wednesday. OK.

So Thursday I dragged myself to the cinema, alone for lack of cinebuddies, to a screening of Good Night & Good Luck. Good thing I did, too, because I really liked it. The dialogue is slickly written, the performances are strong if not spectacular, the 'look', both in terms of period elements, b/w shooting, and general mood, are spot on, and the message is clear, albeit that one might say its a little thinly veiled. Most importantly, though, the film knows exactly what it is - to ask questions about the responsibility of society and of the media in particular to pay attention to the rights of the individual vs the national interest - and does it extremely well.

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