Saturday, November 12, 2016

Gentleman's Agreement

I've been really mouthy on my personal Facebook page about the election, but not at all on my author page.
Kelly the author is like Switzerland,
although they are probably shit scarred right now too.
I'll just say I watched Gentleman's Agreement the other day on Netflix. Never seen it before.
If you don't know, it's about a reporter who passes himself off as Jewish to experience firsthand the prejudice and derision of his fellow mankind and womankind, in order to write a story.
I thought the bigotry would be watered down, but nothing was sugarcoated and no one was immune from scrutiny.
From a romance standpoint, I preferred Ann to Kathy.
On the story front, I found it frightening,
as if it might be our future rather than our past.
I'm also not sure how brave I'd be in a similar situation.
I don't really want to find out.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Accountant

What can I say about The Accountant?
I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
No clue what the movie was about when I went.
With that said, I enjoyed the show.
I'm not a big Ben (Big Ben *snort*) Affleck
(did I even spell it right?) fan.
I kind of prefer Casey Affleck in the brother department.
But I do sort of like shoot-em-up-kick-ass movies.
Anna Kendrick was a perfect and adorable choice.
I've always enjoyed Jon Bernthal,
and he did not disappoint in The Accountant.
There was a nice twist that I saw coming, but I could tell it was a surprise to other people in the theater.
And a second little twist I did not see coming, so it was the best of both worlds.
I enjoy figuring out a twist other folks don't see,
but I also like to be surprised by a clever twist.