MAOW One of the Top Films for November
Me and Orson Welles
The great gamble of this November, as well as a sign of the economic times, Richard Linklater’s latest film is one that almost had to self-distribute if it hadn’t been saved by Freestyle Releasing. In an era when an acclaimed indie filmmaker like Linklater can’t get a well-reviewed film distributed, one can understand why many are speaking only doom and gloom when it comes to the future of indie cinema. But the word on this is strong, and the idea of seeing someone like Zac Efron in a film directed by someone who can get great performances out of his actors makes me very interested in seeing what this kid Efron can really do. Come on, admit it. You want to see Effron break out of the Teen Beat scene as much as everyone else. And before you mock, remember that Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Johnny Depp all once graced the covers of magazines meant for 14-year-old girls.