||[Sep. 10th, 2006|09:40 pm]
we've had quite enough of this video review
Sorry. I had hell and worse. I'll be better from now on.
Movie : Hollywoodland
Director : Allen Coulter
Writer : Paul Bernbaum
Genre : Crime / Drama / History / Mystery / Thriller
Release Date : 8th September 2006
Main Actors : Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Adrian Brody
IMDb Address : Here
Note : No Spoiler Review. Short and sweet.
The fact of the matter is simple. This is a beautiful movie. It's well done. You don't know the answer to the question, but you see each possibility with no preferential treatment. Affleck's performance is amazing, and dare I say it, Oscar worthy. Diane Lane was phenomenal; she carried the ideal of the age, the ideal of the mistress, and the ideal of a wife with a worshipping husband. The music was appropriate, a background to the facts. Adrian Brody, admittedly this is the first role I have seen him in save The Village had character development without a flaw, performed with the seasoned actor.
The weakness could be if you don't know the history. But this is taken care of to what I believe was the best of their ability. How they introduced the movie was you had the Question and more questions and you inevitably had answers for the questions beyond the question but you have no Answer for the Question.