Friday, September 23, 2016

Take Any Seat --- Day 5/216

Walk: Sundance Kabuki (Snowden), Trader Joe's
Distance: 3 miles

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Whenever Ciwt is seeking bombastic, possibly truthy biography, she knows she can count on Oliver Stone. Apparently many others feel the same - and avoid him like the plague.  For instance, a decade ago she and a visiting movie-buff friend raced off to the opening showing of Stone's W.  The movie had gotten so much advance hype (another Stone forte) we thought we'd be lucky to get a ticket. Well, Ciwt and her friend were the only ones in the theater..

Stone is a little more slick and plodding than usual (one could even say boring) with his Snowden which is unfortunate because it works against Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Oscar-worthy performance. In many ways Levitt was as constrained by his director as the actual Edward Snowden is by the real world.  But that probably is of little consequence because, once again, Ciwt was the only one in the theater.







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