Saturday, December 26, 2015
I know, I know-said I wasn't coming back until next week-but I wanted to put in my two cents worth on two movies that Steve and I just saw. Both of them are based on true stories and we enjoyed them VERY much,
The first is Spotlight. The Boston Globe investigative team that broke the story about the Catholic church scandal about the pedophile priests. You know that I keep my opinions on religion and politics to myself-but this was the type of reporting that had always interested and motivated me to become a journalist. Acting was superb.
The second film is Concussion. Again, acting was superb and the story is upsetting. To hear the statistics about all the players that died due to all their head-on collisions in the game of football was shocking.
Sitting for two hours in theater seating is the last thing that I would ever want to do twice in a week, but the quality of these two movies made me glad I did.
Now-I really want to see Trumbo, Joy, The Skier and a few others that are "true" stories.
Back to my short respite!