Plus there's Gary Cooper. And Ayn Rand wrote the screenplay herself.
Francisco sold me on Famous Nathan by arguing that it has a 100 % on Rotten Tomatoes. He didn't mention that only 7 people have reviewed it. (Not that I really had any choice in the matter.)
Made by the grandson of the subject, creator of a hotdog store that began on Coney Island. There are some tough old ladies in that film, pushing their husbands around. (In one, Nathan's wife Ida tells him she doesn't want him doing an interview because it's time for him to nap.) I told Francisco that he's lucky that he got me--I'm much easier going than they were. He said, What are you talking about? You're just like them.
The filming is strange--lots of effects and old film or film made to look old, I'm not sure which.
We watched Mr. Holmes with the family over Thanksgiving. It's slow and deliberate, but a charming picture of a friendship between an old man and a little boy. And the mystery is tied up in memory.
5 to 7 was a bit much--a story of an affair, and I guess I
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl--quirky indy film. Well done. Probably my favorite of the batch.