I knew I wanted to see Doctor Strange on the really big screen, for I expected it to have great visuals. It did. Spectacular, lovely, and appropriate. I had not expected a screenplay nearly so well written and directed with so much wit and charm. I expected Benedict Cumberbatch to be more than competent, and actually he turns in one of his best and most
I wasn’t sure that I would see Arrival in the theater, but at the last minute Friday I decided to run up to Tuscaloosa for the first showing. Where the look of “Doctor Strange” is incredibly fanciful, this one is based in a sort of blue-gray reality. Things look real. It is not as fast as the other one, but it is incredibly nimble on its feet, something you may well not realize until the
Driving home that afternoon I was thinking how both movies, different in so many ways, involve thinking outside the box. Not a bad theme to share.