Pure melodrama that encapsulates the studio elements of Golden Age cinema. Everyone says the right things at the right time while at the right place at the right time while Davis is really fun to back against a purely evil mother.
Her female driven narrative, possible by the majority of female movie goers in the early forties, creates a character who is progressive at times. We also get an exotic South American love plot for the same reasons as today…
Michael Rapaport presence is obnoxious as he is most of the time, inserting himself into a documentary about a time he had no effect on or even really witnessed only to try and force players to say Bill Russell was overrated.
The film is informative about the earlier days of basketball but really suffers from the peak of the story being at the halfway point Overall it plays like most documentaries in this form, moving still photographs and upbeat music and not much more information than a wikipedia page.
Like all Nolan's films there will be a mainstream backlash about how dumb the film is, which will focus on plot holes, exposition, and things like Michael Caine's insane last scene.
Except the problem with "Interstellar" is that it views us as dumb. It talks down to us as it spells out what human emotions are. There is an attempt to define something and it's done so thoroughly that the film acts as a dictionary reading more than a work…
An inner city housing and gang conflict film that is rated PG where the phrase "hey is for horses" can cause wars.
Using a deck of cards to count out points unfortunately stops at three.
I actually felt an emotional jolt when a younger brother jumps into his brothers arms after a night in jail.