Movie Diary 8/23/2022

Dean Martin: King of Cool (Tom Donahue, 2021). A more or less authorized bio (you can be sure nobody mentions the Nick Tosches book) about Dino, with affectionate testimonials and well-chosen footage. The film takes time to appreciate the song sequence from Rio Bravo, so I have no complaints.

Love & the Constitution (Madeleine Carter, 2022). Profile of Representative Jamie Raskin, who seems too intelligent and thoughtful and schlumpy to succeed in government, yet is doing so anyway.


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