I was having dinner at a friend’s house last weekend, and as we smoked cigars on the back patio, she asked me my favorite movies of the year. I could only name three. It wasn’t until I was driving home that I remembered another one. The documentary Dealt. As a fan of magic, and as a kid that tried learning as many magic tricks as I could, I’m always fascinated watching the great ones. I loved the documentary on Ricky Jay five years ago.
I got to my showing of Wonder really early, and had a bite to eat at the Angelika Film Center and then caught the documentary Jane, which I had no intention of seeing. I think it has left the Angelika already, but is playing a few other places in town. I’m glad I saw it. Perhaps I wasn’t so interested in seeing this because I had seen and read so many things about Jane Goodall before. For those that don’t know, she spent decades observing chimpanzees in Tanzania, and wrote extensively about them.
It’s going to be really hard to review this movie properly. It’s yet another screening where kids continued to talk non-stop, and a baby was crying and making endless noise. I had to finally tell the kids to be quiet, which kept them quiet for a solid 20 minutes. So, I probably didn’t catch everything I should have. Walking into the theatre with fellow critic David Pinson, he told me about director Zack Snyder leaving the project because of a death in the family and Joss Whedon jumping in.
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