"We need people to show us the way, and to show us the sort of greater good that can be achieved. We need people to teach us when we are young and impressionable, and also once we are grown and calloused. To overcome those temptations, we need to be taken by the hand and shown what can come when we allow ourselves to trust in something…in someone…
In short: we need a hero."
More thoughts @ www.thematinee.ca/manofsteel/
"As a medium, film has an amazing capacity to remind us of who we were.
We watch as events from our past for better and for worse shaped us as a society. Sometimes we see more innocent times, other times we relive terrible misjudgments. The audience watches from arm’s reach, believing that lessons from our past can guide us through our present. Sometimes though, a film dares to deny its audience that buffer – instead, forcing them to confront what’s…
"One has to admire the way Hitchcock has to wrestle for the spotlight in his own bio-pic. Between the strength of Mirren, and the luminance of Johansson, the film shows that no great artists works in a vacuum. Instead they are pushed, prodded and propelled by the people around them. HITCHCOCK knows as well as any film you’ll find, that great art is inspired by the new and vibrant…but it is only realized by the grace of the familiar and the trusted..."
Full review @ www.thematinee.ca/hitchcock/