Something In The Air
A semi-autobiographical drama from director Olivier Assayas set in 1970s Paris
Sporting devotion is taken a little too far in this lively adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, starring Schafer as the Washington Senators fanatic who enters into a Faustian pact in order to lead his much-adored team to victory. His wish comes true, even more so when he is transformed into a team-leading big hitter (at which point Hunter assumes the role).
It might be one of the more implausible spins on the old legend, but it's certainly one of the most entertaining, with Schafer and Hunter enjoying themselves immensely and the Adler and Ross songs giving further zip.
Any film calling itself The Great Beauty runs the risk of turning itself into a pretty large target for sniping critics, especially at Cannes. Thankfully, Paolo Sorrentino's film more than shoulders t
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