At The Movies for Wednesday 2 December 2020
AT THE MOVIES #821 OK BOOMER!
Simon Morris wonders why the post-war Baby Boomers continue to have such a heavy influence on movies – from Seventies singer-songwriter David Byrne to movie-stars Robert De Niro and Kevin Costner.
Six69: Till the lights go out/David Byrne: American Utopia – two contrasting musical films. The first is a documentary about the phenomenally successful Kiwi band, directed by Julia Parnell (The Chills). The second is David Byrne’s Broadway show, filmed by Spike Lee (Do the right thing).
Let him go sees grandparents Kevin Costner and Diane Lane trying to rescue their grandson and his mother. Also starring Lesley Manville (Secrets and lies).
And The comeback trail – an unscrupulous film producer plans to cash in an insurance policy by bumping off his leading man. Stars Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman – what could possibly go wrong?