wow, it's funny how bad this movie is. A painfully dull and stupid B-movie.
As the movie itself, I didn't quite catch fire from the picturesque costume drama.
Let the raving user reviews ("Masterpiece", "SO emotional!", "I literally cried for an hour!") be a warning. If you are not a sentimental person, "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" will leave you disappointed.
Yes, one can marvel at the beautiful neo-classical imagery, but plot and characters are stuck in the warming-up phase and never really get off ground.
But why the ubiquitous praise? Because it…
The Dark Side of Storytelling
It's not only about Elizabeth Holmes, but rather a take on Silicon Valley, capitalism, and the myths of inventions where fraud often plays a crucial part. Watched it a second time and the Theranos story it is still mesmerizing and leaves you wanting more.
This is also because this documentary lacks first hand information and relies on the voices of former employees and journalists covering this subject.
In the wake of the upcoming trial I…