Supporter of Possible Sexual Deviants
Rylance should have got a jail sentence for that haircut.
The setting is 1968 during the Democratic Party Convention in Chicago against the backdrop of the Vietnam war.
Many head there from different parts of the US to protest. No permits are granted, but that doesn't stop several groups including the Students for a Democratic Society led by Eddie Redmayne's character/the Yippies led by Sacha Baron Choen's and Jeremy Strong's characters/etc.....and Bobby Seale(Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) of the Black Panthers from wanting to let their voices be heard.
The local police aren't having it and violent confrontations break out. The seven "ringleaders" are charged with conspiracy and brought to trial.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a reluctant US Attorney who is tasked with prosecuting the case....one he initially doesn't feel can be won. The incompetent judge(Frank Langella) doesn't help the main attorney for the defense(Mark Rylance aka William Kunstler) make his case.
What you get is a riveting 2 hour movie about injustice, political ideas, and in the end..."justice"! Very good performances by all!
Well worth a watch! 2 hours flows by.
Kristin Scott Thomas played the female sex interest in Gosford Park in 2001 and now she is the downstairs housekeeper.
I thought the book pretty bloody good although I don't agree with all his conclusions. I cant imagine it as a film at all.‘Hillbilly Elegy’. Watchable. From the reviews, I thought it would be really dire.
On balance, I would prefer to watch Jethro and Ellie Mae in ‘The Beverley Hillbillies’ though.
I damn-well loved Kristin Scott Thomas in the 1990s and 2000s. Hugh Grant's character in Four Weddings and a Funeral was a fool to ignore her and go after Andie McDowell's character instead.
‘Hillbilly Elegy’. Watchable. From the reviews, I thought it would be real dire.
With Hollywood lazily relying on sequels or reimagined movies and prior actors and actresses wanting a pay day I wouldn't be surprised if you saw another one.
Blade Runner. Wall Street. Indiana Jones. Jurassic Park. Top Gun. You know it was over when they sold you a trilogy box set and then suddenly they add another movie.
Not really a preview this. I watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind last night on Netflix, a film that I haven't seen since I watched in when it first came out on the pictures in 1978. What a fantastic film it is. I was surprised how many scenes came back to me after 42 years! I would love to watch it again on the big screen.
Roy's (Dreyfuss' character) eldest son would have been about the same age as myself at the time I watched it. Quite touching.
Take another look at the films released in the 90s. Start with Goodfellas and take it from there...I disagree, some classics in there, but overall I considered over rated tat, a prime example Forrest Gump.
I enjoyed it a lot. Don't think it's as well thought through as his other movies though.