Public Enemies

Cassie and I took in took in the Johnny Depp as John Dillinger film last night (perhaps for slightly different reasons, but we both wanted to see it.) Here's my short review:

"Oscar-worthy performances in a film worth experiencing."

Here's a little more:

  • There's a quiet anger running through this film - sometimes it bursts out into the open, but most often it is simmering just under the surface.
  • The same can be said for sexual tension in the film.
  • At least two theatre scenes -- The first one (with the blue lights on the ceiling) was filmed in the Paramount in Aurora. All the theatre scenes looked great.
  • In the same way - the costumes, scenery - everything visual in the movie is tremendous.
  • Those Oscar-worthy performances? I'd say Depp as Dillinger, Christian Bale as Melvin Purvis and Marion Cotillard as Billie Frechette

One of the better films I've seen this summer.

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