Being The Ricardos may try its best but the new film–written and directed by Aaron Sorkin–contains a host of problems. First and foremost, Javier Bardem is from Spain, not Cuba. To have better representation, the actor playing Desi Arnaz should be from Cuba. Depending on who you speak with, this is potentially a major problem. Sorkin’s opinion on the matter–see interview link below–is that “Spanish and Cuban aren’t actable.” He believes that the same also…"Being The Ricardos: I Love Lucy But Not This Film"
Legendary comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy come to life in Stan and Ollie as the film wisely centers on a narrow period of time. When people discuss biopics, they’re either praiseworthy or critical. Most of this is because films will sometimes cover such a long period. Playing the long game is never the best way to go about it. Jeff Pope’s screenplay wisely doesn’t go in that direction. There’s a quick cold open…"Stan and Ollie: Laurel and Hardy Come To Life"