Wednesday, November 9, 2011


The New Yorker's David Denby has a terrific review of Clint Eastwood’s "J. Edgar." A snippet: "[The film] is, of all things, a portrait of a soul. The movie is a nuanced account of J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) as a sympathetic monster, a compound of intelligence, repression, and misery—a man whose inner turmoil, tamed and sharpened, irrupts in authoritarian fervor. ... 'J. Edgar' is saved from the usual stiffness of the bio-pic form by the emotionally unsettled nature of its hero ... This Hoover is a tyrant, a liar, and a prig, but he is also, in his impacted way, capable of love." Sounds like a great flick.

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