The Death & Life of John F. Donovan

I often refer to directors as drivers. This director is a good driver. This director is a bad driver. Dolan is not a good or bad driver exactly. He is sort of a good drunk driver. This film takes CW Network TV melodrama and amps it up to Grand Operatic proportions. You wouldn’t call it a good movie, or an important movie but goddamn it, it is a MOVIE, which is more than I can necessarily say about 50% of market-bound titles I see. Dolan is obviously a brat, a pain and a know-it-all, and sometimes those are the people who do important stuff. I’ll take delirious, unbalanced work like this over 100 smug little committee projects.