Let's get this out of the way: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, decent actors both, are distractingly miscast as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in writer/director Aaron Sorkin's docudrama about a week in the life of the hit 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy. They don't look like their real-life counterparts, they don't move like them, they don't convince us of… read more!
Movies Directed by Aaron Sorkin (in alphabetical order)
Screenwriter/playwright Sorkin, known for his chatty, chatty scripts, makes his directorial debut with Molly's Game, and it's pretty much what you'd expect. It's witty. It's fast-paced. It's clever, but not as clever as it thinks it is. Sorkin-as-director shows no trailblazing visual flair, but he lets his fine cast do their jobs, and from the depths of seemingly standalone scenes,… read more!
All I need to say is this film's title and "written and directed by Aaron Sorkin" and you know exactly what you're in for: snappy dialogue, a pedigreed cast, and comforting center-left populism. In a way, if you're familiar with Sorkin's work, it's like you've already seen The Trial of the Chicago 7. That's not a bad thing. I like… read more!