The only question a reasonable adult would ask after seeing Skyline is “How great is Skyline?”
I love animated films. I think it’s a great medium and has so much potential in telling a story. Some of the best stuff is from Studio Ghibli. Hayao Miyazaki has made some brilliant, beautiful films. It follows that someone else would want to make a similar mark.
I’m never “for” the CIA. I’m against it, usually. So, when the main character of a movie is an operative for an organization known for willy-nilly deposing duly chosen governments of other sovereign nations, I’m usually for the “whistle blower.” But when the whistle blower is the biggest tool to lead this country since Polk, I’m back with the hero of the story – the CIA.
The documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson, and Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him? tells the story of an angelic-voiced upstart who grew up in a New York City slum and wound up a part of the upper crust of rock royalty. It’s the latest film by writer/director/co-producer John Scheinfeld, who made The U.S. vs. John Lennon which I also enjoyed.
I have never been much of a fan of ballet, or opera, for that matter. My step-grandfather, a Scottish-born man, drinker of fine scotch, was a fan of both. He tried to instill some interest of these (no, not the scotch) in me as a teen, to no avail. However, if I had seen Black Swan then, I’m sure I would have changed my tune.