Thursday, February 6, 2014

Candelabra Confusion

I like Michael Douglas, loved him in The American President, Traffic, Wall Street and so many other great performance. Douglas was so compelling in Fatal Attraction that to me it was he, and not Glenn Close, who played the films true villain.

I don't however get all the love for his portrayal of Liberace in Beyond The Candelabra. I enjoyed the movie but it was not a great piece of Cinema. Not really good enough to ever watch again and not really bad or funny enough to reach the level of guilty pleasure. As I wrote in my original review, I though Douglas missed the mark in his performance. It was Matt Damon who I found much more compelling. All of the cast in fact, Damon, Rob Lowe and Scott Bakula inhabited their roles much more believably than Douglas. I am just not sure why he keeps winning all the awards when against Damon, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino and others, for me, he put in one of the more weaker performances in his group. Not bad, just not to me, worthy of the praise he is getting.

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Basic Instinct (1992)

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