Generally I look for small films that are not in the major theaters. No doubt it is a prejudice about major Hollywood type films. Plus, I know that most of you have access to information about those films. Also, a second prejudice, or problem for me, is that when I see many of the well known actors and/or actresses in a film, I find myself having a problem separating the film from the star.
As with most prejudices, there are some problems with that approach – missing good films, missing good performances, not understanding that the acting is not an impediment to a good film but is integral to it, for starters.
Anyway, all that is a ‘preview’ to mini-reviews today of two major films with major actors that I’ve seen recently and liked very much.