The fury of negative press surrounding the tone-deaf casting would have overshadowed even a good movie, but first-time director Cynthia Mort’s take on the life and career of the prolific Simone is uninspired, misguided, and tedious.
And Ben Carson’s unsolicited perspective.
When 94% of studio heads and 92% of studio senior management is white, the imbalance of racial representation is systemic
There’s no room for originality in 2016’s box office.
Just in time for the holidays, Ron Howard cooked up the film version of a turducken: a movie based on a book that’s based on two different accounts of an event […]
Not even the most dramatic of scores can evoke the fervor required to engage an audience that is watching someone think really hard.
While Cameron Crowe’s star power may be fading in light of his most recent box office failure, the 90s remember him fondly with memorable films, including the autobiographical Almost Famous. […]
The first impression you get is that of confidence: A director uncommonly confident in his use of bold images to jumpstart a story.
Weren’t we young once? Weren’t we cool, or didn’t we at least feel cool? Weren’t we ambitious and spontaneous and optimistic? What happens to that feeling over time?
This conflict, both internal and external, seems like it’d make for a gripping film. In reality, it’s obvious that True Story wants to be at thriller, but it lacks the suspense and tautness to hold these scenes together.