Fox Searchlight Pictures presents a film written and directed by Bill Condon. Running time: 118 minutes. Rated R (for pervasive sexual content, including some graphic images and descriptions.)


I’m feeling just a little rusty at the moment, but I will, regardless, attempt to play a little catch up and catch you up on my movie goings. There’s a lot to cover so lets not spend too much time commenting on how it’s been a long time since I’ve written anything. Lets comment, instead, on something that I do without intention and that is my use of profanity. In my last review, that is, my year in review there were numerous and gratuitous uses of profane exclamations. It will be my resolution to cut back on my profanity, though it is sometimes how I speak and these reviews should feel like a conversation with me. Let me not forget that when I speak of film I am usually rather happy, that is except when I’m pissed off. So in summation I will attempt to censor myself without censoring the natural way I speak.


Oh yeah, speaking of censorship I’m reviewing Kinsey aren’t I? First off, I am a big fan of Mr. Liam Neeson. He has a screen presence equivalent to a fucking jet engine in a dentist’s waiting room. This movie is all about Professor Kinsey who did the first major American study on the most candid sexual behavior of men and women. This film is a bioepic in the sense that it is a true story of an extraordinary person and the effect he had on the world. Most of the time bioepics tend to be a tad boring and melodramatic with a side of self importance and hero worship towards the subject. This film is never boring, it’s often funny and it is exactly how to make a movie of this nature. Bill Condon made the film Gods and Monsters, which was about legendary Frankenstein director James Whale. He also wrote the screenplay for (wrongful Oscar winner) Chicago. If anyone of you has seen Chicago you will hopefully remember the frantic and kinetic pace in which the film was cut together. In reading the screenplay Bill Condon had written each shot and cut, which may not mean much to you, but what it does mean is that he is one of those rare and talented filmmakers with vision. He sees the story for every frame and moment necessary to the film. To be a good story teller, one must possess vision. I admire that in Bill Condon and as someone who does pay attention to little things like that, I say they make all the difference in the world and they are the reason why his films are so much fun to watch.


~ by fumikaelson on February 1, 2005.

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