Flight (Robert Zemeckis, 2012). The plane crash is a marvel of technology and direction. But then the movie starts for real, and it’s just Oscar bait for Denzel. He is very good indeed as a pilot with a problem, in that Denzel way that is somehow both over and under rated … at this point, we take for granted that he’ll deliver. He puts a lot of himself into the part, but it’s too easy: play a drunk, get an Oscar nomination. Kelly Reilly matches him step for step, it’s always nice to see Tamara Tunie, and Nadine Velazquez starts the movie off with one of the more gratuitous nude scenes in an Oscar-nominated movie (not that there’s anything wrong with that). 6/10.
Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966). 7/10.
Goin’ Down the Road (Donald Shebib, 1970). 7/10.