Movie Diary 11/10/2016

Rules Don’t Apply (Warren Beatty, 2016). Can’t remember how strict the embargo is on this. On the other hand, who the hell reads this blog? In any case, this is a lively and surprisingly original movie, with Beatty as Howard Hughes – a subject he has noodled on for many years, yet this film has no hint of the magnum opus about it. (full review 11/23)

Islands in the Stream (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1977). The posthumous Hemingway book, with George C. Scott’s performance emphasizing the sensitive side of a mature, regretful artist. Almost inevitably, given the episodic structure, an uneven film, although the good parts are affecting. The Jerry Goldsmith score is echt-Seventies. It also has one of the best post-Blow-Up performances by David Hemmings (he’s a variation on Walter Brennan in To Have and Have Not).

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