Andrew Rostan was a film student before he realized that making comics was his horrible destiny, and he’s never shaken his love of cinema. Every week, he’ll opine on current pictures or important movies from the past.
Carrie Nelson warned me about Freeheld.
Carrie and I have been friends since we attended Emerson College together, and among many things she is a terrific documentary filmmaker who is steeped in the language and lore of cinema. I say “among many things” because she is also a regular contributor to The Daily Dot and an outspoken voice on LGBTQ and feminist issues. She has taught me a great deal, and thus when she revealed she had seen Freeheld I eagerly asked her opinion on this early Oscar contender.
She looked at me with a grimace.
“It is such a bad film. I wanted to like it so much…but all the dialogue is pretty awful. Very literal and expository.”
I have now seen Freeheld…and it is even worse than that.