Thursday, December 12, 2013

All This Writing About Movies...

...put me in the mood for the cinema. So tonight I went to see Saving Mr. Banks, the Tom Hanks-starring film which tells the story behind the making of the Mary Poppins film. It's a lot better than it sounds. It's a solid, adult, bittersweet, well-crafted drama-- the sort of film that's rarely made for a purely grown-up audience-- and it scores a four on my now-famous spreadsheet. And it's a hell of a lot better than Mary Poppins, whose appeal I could never see. As Dr. Johnson said, not worth going to see, but definitely worth seeing.

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