Sunday, November 11, 2012


After the big election, now's the perfect time to see a slew of new movies on the big screen! 

First up: Flight (2012), directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Denzel Washington and filmed in Georgia, USA.  Washington is superb, the movie is sharp and the soundtrack includes songs by John Lee Hooker ("Never Get Out of These Blues Alive") and the Rolling Stones ("Gimme Shelter," "Sympathy for the Devil"). 

Unexpectedly, there are parts of Flight that immediately reminded me of Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) -- and that's a compliment.  

Overall, I liked Flight a lot more than Forrest Gump (1994).

Thanks to his strong but also nuanced performance, Denzel Washington deserves all the nominations for various awards that he'll undoubtedly garner. Let's not forget John Goodman, Don Cheadle and the rest of the film's crew -- all solid.

Today's Rune: Wholeness.

1 comment:

jodi said...

Erik, this is one I will actually see at the theatre. Both the subject matter and the star are irresistable!