Reds

May 11, 2011 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

MOVIE:  Reds

NUTSHELL:  Warren Beatty’s epic about American journalist John Reed, his love affair with feminist Louise Bryant and passion for Communism in the early part of the 20th century.

GOOD THINGS:  General technical and artistic beautifulness, Gene Hackman as a character I never understood, Edward Herrmann

BAD THINGS:  Well, you know, commies.

FEATURES:  Maureen Stapleton in a role that I cannot believe won an Oscar, Jerzy Kosinski as what the Amazon.com summary of Reds describes as Reed’s “problematic Russian liaison”, cutie pie (but whiny) dawg, Paul Sorvino, George Plimpton, William Daniels, George Jessel

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Scary, toothless Pinkerton guard that will haunt my dreams and toothbrushing forever

NOTABLE:  Since the people working at the Arclight concession stands cannot seem to get their asses into any gear faster than extreme slow motion, I think I missed some of the movie right after the intermission. All I know is I came back and they weren’t in Russia

BEST PART:  Jack Nicholson as Eugene O’Neill

BEST LINE:  Profits.

CROWNS:  4 out of 5

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