The GPAs: Drive 3.8 Moneyball 3.6
|Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan: Animal Attraction|
|Carey Mulligan Prepares Soup for Her Driver|
|Ryan Gosling Looks Out for Bad Guys|
Oscar Isaac, as Carey Mulligan’s convict husband, and Ron Perlman, as Brooks’ subordinate, animalistic thug, are chillingly effective. I’ve rarely been so convinced about the badness of the bad guys, the hollow in the middle of so many of them. And in the case of Isaac’s role as father, husband, and thief, I’ve rarely been made to imagine that I understand and sympathize with such a character, pawn and victim that he is, at least to a considerable extent.
|And Sure Enough, Here Come the Bad Guys|
For those who are baseball fans, this is probably a must-see flick, even if you’ve read the book. I think anyone who follows sports wonders what goes on behind the scenes in The Show, whether it’s baseball, football, or curling. Moneyball offers a convincing portrait of locker rooms, front office deals, and on-field scenes. It’s a pleasant and educational two hours.