I saw “G.I. Joe” and ”Transformers 2.” on opening night. I’m not proud of that fact, but I also know that admitting you have a problem is the first step toward recovery.
If I can find it within myself to stop seeing every bit of dreck that is stamped with the trademark of something I loved when I was a kid, then maybe the studios who make and distribute movies will be forced to make movies I will actually enjoy.
Which is why I am making a plea for the beautiful “Bright Star.” Jane Campion’s brilliant ode to first love and poet John Keats. It will be released in additional theaters this weekend, so if you haven’t been able to find it at a theater near you, maybe it will be there now.
The performances are superb and Campion has woven a gorgeous, moving tapestry of passionate first love with fine, elegant stitches. Support good movies. See this one!