Commentary: The SEC and Industry Salary Reporting
Featurette: Behind The Scenes of Thank You For Smoking
Regarding Thank You For Smoking:
Matt: Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman, makes his directorial debut here with a very sharp and very funny political satire about the virtues of the tobacco industry. This film is a triumph of wit and production design. Be sure to check out the faux cigarette brands! Three and a half stars.
Aron: Not only is this film sharp and funny, it also boasts some excellent performances by Aaron Eckhart, William H Macy and (in a kimono) Rob Lowe! And in an unintentional tribute, the son of the main character also goes to work with his father, a la this director. Three and a half stars from me as well.
Average Rating: ***1/2 (out of ****)
Regarding Inside Man:
Aron: This is not so much a typical Spike Lee “joint” as it is a thriller with many angles. Denzel Washington makes a good detective trying to make sense of a bank robbery where nothing is what it seems. Definitely a solid way to spend a Friday night. Three stars.
Matt: I have to concur with Aron on this one. Also in the cast are Clive Owen as the head bank robber, Jodie Foster as a power broker and an unrecognizable Willem Dafoe as a police officer. Go see it for the acting. Three stars.
Average Rating: *** (out of ****)
Commentary: The major
Featurette: Behind The Scenes of Thank You For Smoking.