Movies like 'The Man From UNCLE' are like catnip for me. I'm wild about spy movies and when you throw in the trappings of a 60s setting, a gorgeous cast, and a heavy dose of wit I'll just be eating out of your palm.
The plot of this particular flick isn't exactly riveting or revolutionary but Guy Ritchie keeps it fresh enough with a directorial flair that always makes the proceedings fun to watch.
Michael Moore has the power to turn people against each other in record time if you happen to disagree on his merits as a documentary filmmaker but with Bowling For Columbine I truly believe he defined a time period of American history better than any other cinematic resource. He asks some very difficult questions here that ultimately can't be answered definitively but as a conversation starter this is perfection.
The saddest thing about it though is that 10 years later…
If someone had told me ten years ago that Ben Affleck was about to direct three standout films in a row with the third film destined for numerous Oscar nominations, I would have slapped said person hard and unleashed a barrage of expletives at him/her with a thick (and horribly fake) Boston accent. At the time no one would have thought me out of line, but sure enough, Affleck has proven me wrong in a very big way.