Sunday, February 7, 2010

Up In The Air Reviewed at The Cinematheque

It's almost audacious in its very ordinariness, yet it is beloved by many, both middle management types and the critical elite.  It has won and/or been nominated for many an award lo these past two months and is now up for Best Picture, Actor, Director, Screenplay and Supporting Actress (twice) at the Academy Awards.  It stars the ever-charming George Clooney and is directed by the ever-mediocre Jason Reitman.  One of these things does not cancel out the other and therein lies the problem with Up in the Air.  Well, that and about a baker's dozen worth of other things. 


3 comments:

Sasha (The Final Girl Project) said...

I haven't seen this poster before. It's pretty classy, but it reminds me of the opening to "Catch Me If You Can".

claude said...

Would you give a little credit to Reitman for using/directing Kendrick?

Kevyn Knox said...

Claude, Kendrick does a great job and yes, part of that is Reitman's directing. I don't necessarily think Reitman is a bad director so much as a mediocre one - one that is inevitably liked by the multiplex crowd.

Sasha, it reminded me of the same thing.