Movie Number- 50
Title- Man on Wire (2008)
Branden’s Rating- 6 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- N/A out of 10
Average Rating- 6
Netflix Rating- 3 Stars
Comments– This was the story of Philippe Petit, and his successful attempt, in 1974, to cross between the Twin Towers in New York City via a tightrope. It was interesting, and the main character was extremely animated and funny to watch throughout the movie. It was a bit long, however, building up to the event. Then, when you get to where he walks the tightrope and it’s aftermath, the movie flies by and hits the credits. I would have liked to know more about what happened between his friend and his wife at the time in more depth. The movie makes it seem like, from that day in 1974 where he was released from jail after walking the rope, that he and his once-close friends and girlfriend just parted ways. It was a very interesting story, especially the relationship between Philippe and his friends, that got cut short too quickly in the documentary. Interesting film that could have had more information given about the events aftermath. Memorable.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.