All entries for January 2005
January 24, 2005
Writing about web page http://www.channel4.com/film/reviews/film.jsp?id=135655
Not flawless, and arguably not that deep, but this is an entertaining film that's three things in one: a portrait of a fascinating man, a trip to golden age Hollywood and a compelling political drama.
Leonardo DiCaprio joins a host of other stars in this substantial re-creation of the life of Howard Hughes the quirky inventor/film director. The life of the dedicated obsessive-compulsive is superbly crafter by director Martin Scorsese. I am not a particular fan of Di Caprio but his character acting is superb, drawing the viewer is into the complex personal life of a genius who constanstly teeters on the edge of reality yet never ceases to surprise.