Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Danish Girl (2015) / Man on Wire (2008)

The Danish Girl

There was a lot of crying in this movie. I've never seen so many wet eyes, courtesy of leads Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. Both give very impressive teary performances, with Vikander being a particular stand out; that might be due to the stunning mascara trails she's able leave during one very moist confrontation with Redmayne.

Man on Wire

I wonder if anyone attempted a double feature of this and The Walk (2015).  Both contain reenactments of the same event, and cover roughly the same time span. But The Walk made sure that Joseph Gordon-Levitt got some humbling, and Man on Wire is satisfied enough to document an extraordinary event, no lesson needed.

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