Posts Tagged ‘Danny Boyle’

“T2 Trainspotting” A Ghostly Sequel With Subtitles

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What do you do after you’ve won an Oscar and produced the opening ceremonies at the Olympics?

“Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle chose to dangle his toes in “T2: Trainspotting,” a sequel to his 20 year old “A Hard Days Night” type cult romp about heroin addicts.

In the original Boyle’s jagged and disorienting style reflected the lives being chronicled and the culture around them.

The sequel also has a distinctive visual ebb and flow – in one quick scene a woman who has died is shown as a shadow at the dinner table. But while the first film felt cuttingly precise, the new one feels stagey.

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“Steve Jobs” Restless, Seamless Portrait Of Tech Visionary

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Lisa, the daughter whose paternity Steve Jobs denied is the heart of the film about the late Apple CEO.

She even shares the name of a computer he denies was named after her.

She existed in real life and still does.

But in “Steve Jobs” she seems like a narrative barometer designed to register change in the misanthropic visionary played by Michael Fassbender.

Neither she nor the other supporting characters are seen outside his orbit and we always meet them under the same circumstances: in an auditorium shortly before a new product launch.

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