This was a very confusing film to enjoy. On the one hand, it's completely idiotic and void of meaning (any attempt to find a point to the film is giving it more credit than it's worth) and on the other hand, in certain moments the cinematography is fantastic, it is really funny at times and is anchored by a very good James Franco performance.
I know it's bad, that much I can ascertain. It is not terrible, though. It's no…
Not only is the subject matter of the film, an insight into the NYT, interesting on face value, the film ends up grappling with the changing media landscape through talking heads, all of whom provide interesting and often conflicting perspectives, and through following the actions of David Carr, a former crack addict and now media reporter for the Times.
Carr shines in the film, I got so much pleasure out of watching him slam the founders of Vice Magazine to…