On Baltimore Annoyances

Sometimes, Baltimore feels backwoods.

Take, for example, the movie I’m Not There. It’s the Bob Dylan biopic starring Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Richard Gere — all of them as Bob Dylan.

There’s a review for it in yesterday’s Baltimore Sun. The reviewer didn’t care for the film. Rated it a “C.”

Guess where I’m Not There isn’t playing?

Baltimore.

Across the Universe was the same way. It took weeks for that film to play anywhere nearby.

I can’t say that I need to see I’m Not There like I needed to see Across the Universe. That film I needed to see the way I need oxygen. Truthfully, while I like Bob Dylan, I don’t really get excited about Bob Dylan. Though I did enjoy Dylan’s take on Dr. Seuss, even if Geisel’s humorless estate didn’t.

Yet, I’m curious about a film that can cast such disparate actors as a single mercurial personality. The audacity, the artistry — these things have me fantastically curious.

Guess I’m just going to have to wait. :/

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