#2,193: The Wrecking Crew
Trainwreck - ★★½☆☆
his movie is long, but even more than that, it's confident. It assumes it's completely killing, all the time. As far as this movie knows, audiences are rolling in the aisles while it shouts twenty alternate punchlines.
Hector and the Search for Happiness - ★★☆☆☆
House - ★½☆☆☆
What a chore.
The Wrecking Crew - ★★★☆☆
An interesting story less expertly told than 20 Feet from Stardom. There's something so appealing to me about the idea that there's really only like half a dozen bands out there, and record companies are just selling consumers on a carefully constructed ruse.
The closeness the director has to the material both gives him the obsession a documentarian needs to see a film through to completion and the lack of perspective that makes the movie feel like half a story.