Hot Take: Seeing It Isn’t Necessary But It’s Worth A Listen
I had no idea who David Foster Wallace was before seeing The End of the Tour. Maybe that’s what makes my take on the film different than any review I’ve read as it seems every film critic who reviewed the movie was intimately familiar with Wallace’s work.
Isn’t it odd when you read a movie review how hard the critic tries to keep it as impersonal as possible? It’s written from this inherently omniscient perspective as if the writer doesn’t dare personalize the review as to lose all credibility. It’s usually the last paragraph or two where the critic finally let’s down their guard and, after they’ve strategically established themselves as authoritative, let’s you in on their now qualified opinion.Read More →