It's never been my goal to post a review or what I prefer to call a "focus", on every movie I see. If I screen 3 movies in a week, more often than not, I tend to only pick one to write about. Then once I started doing the weekly radio show "That's Show Biz with Chuck Darrow", that often became my review of the movie, no separate post. However, I still like to give my overall opinion on all the movies I see, on social media, but then how do you keep track of them? So, I've created another Tinsel & Tine "Warehouse" where I post the embedded social media Mini Reviews starting from February 2017:
THE GREAT WALL
Every horrible thought I had about THE GREAT WALL movie is summed up by @SSRdotcom https://t.co/HFK3ZGNfpR pic.twitter.com/VhU0Ntdbn7— Tinsel & Tine (@tinseltine) March 4, 2017
THE SALESMANAn apartment building starts to collapse and everyone must evacuate and find new places to live, including thespian husband, Emad and wife, Rana who are a part of a community theater doing Arthur Miller's "Death of a Saleman" one of the other actors in the play offers them an apartment in his building, but neglects to mention the apartment used to belong to a woman with paid gentlemen callers. One night after their performance Rana goes home without Emad who needs to stay late at the theater. An hour or so later when their apt buzzer rings, Rana assumes it's Emad, buzzes him in, leaves the front door ajar, while she jumps into the shower. Turns out it was not Emad and she lets in a stranger who assumes she's like the former tenant and assaults her.
From here it could turn into a story that unravels a marriage which appeared solid from the outside, only the trauma brings up things never before discussed between the couple, causing friction. Or it could turn into a revenge film. It tries to do a little of each, and goes no where, very slowly, with neither scenario finding ground. Not to mention, when the assailant is revealed, you feel anger at Rana for not mentioning an obvious fact, that doesn't change the reality that she's been violated, but it does change the severity and how her husband may have handled things if he'd known.