MorrowFor all of us who grumble that movies offer up little of value, "Good Night and Good Luck" is here.
You may have to hunt for a theater to see it, in spite of the film grossing a staggering $38,000 per screen early on. But when you do find a screening, it will be like finding a polished diamond in a mountain of slag.
To call this film a George Clooney spectacular might be misleading. We have come to expect extravagance from this "s" word, something this film is not. It is spare and smoky (both literally and figuratively). It is set in a time of dreary Westinghouse design and tedious repression. It is filmed less in black and white than gray. It has the fingerprints of intellectual, arty Hollywood types all over it. So what exactly makes it deserving of such an accolade?