February 21, 2003

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

confessionsA nice mix of comedy and drama. The line between fact and fiction is cleverly blurred.
Rewatching the movie in 2015, I appreciated how awful Sam Rockwell's character is; late in the movie Clooney's spook reveals just how wretched his upbringing was, but by the end of the movie you've still spent two hours with a terrible guy. (West Newton Cinema)

February 14, 2003

Casablanca

casablancaEmily and I sat in the front row this year. (Brattle Theater, Cambridge)