Good: Hollywoodland is an excellent modern film-noir...the dirty underbelly of America is certainly exposed. I believe Billy Wilder would've been proud.
Bad: Adrian Brody kept on reminding me of Sean Penn (maybe it's because his hair is just like Sean Penn's in the preview for All The King's Men)
Indifferent: The film is not very emotional, but I think that comes with the film-noir territory.
Good: The story is told in a unique way, but not overly sensational.
Bad: I did look at my watch twice and was slightly confused a few times.
Indifferent: What can you expect from a person (Paul Bernbaum) who's writing credits include writing for the television series "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures".
Good: Ben did a pretty good job, but I don't know if it's enough for an academy award nomination or to salvage his deminishing career. But who knows, by the end of the year, this might pick up the right type of Oscar buzz?
Bad: I definitly had no desire to see Ben Affleck's butt.
Indifferent: Ben's portrayl is somewhat flat, but it also seems to fit the part.
Good: Robin Tunney (pictured right) and Diane Lane by far have the standout roles in this film. I couldn't figure out why Robin Tunney was familiar, but she's the main hospital person in the pilot to House MD. (Yikes, My 2nd House reference in a week)
Bad: Some of the characters in the film seemed to have "interesting potential" and yet were never developed and carried out.
Indifferent: Unsolved mysteries make for interesting movies, for the most part the ending is tasteful but may be unsatisfying for many.
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