Posted November 18, 2017 at 09:31 AM | Updated November 18, 2017 at 09:32 AM star-wars-the-last-jedi-yes.jpg By Stephen Whitty / ArtiSyndicate The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Hollywood knows exactly what it wants to get this year. From you, your money. From each other, some respect. Of course, that’s its wish list every winter.
"Roman J. Israel, Esq." is a film about a loser, and the film's no winner, either. Overwritten and underthought, it's a deep dive into its titular character, a once-fiery black-power activist who liked to think of himself as having the legal genius of Thurgood Marshall and the rousing oratory of Stokely Carmichael. But that was then. Now, old Roman - still in his 'fro and purple suits - is the back-office "legal mind" of a two-man firm. He knows statute and case law and precedent.
Denzel Washington’s latest movie is about a smart lawyer. But it’s the audience that should raise objections. Admitted, he has a juicy part as the title character. Once a fiery, raised-fist radical — he’s still got an Angela Davis poster in his apartment — 40 years later, Roman’s the shy junior partner in a two-person law office. Then the senior partner dies. And the reclusive, painfully self-righteous Roman has to join the real world in a hurry.
@garychun@Glenn__Kenny Yes, so envious of movie-virgins like that! The ne plus ultra, of course, would be going to see 'Psycho' unawares. (And, FWIW, "Cat..." was not not PG, but the old GP -- that rating that covered a multitude of sins.)
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