Ed Driscoll

Still Though, the Celine Dion Theme Song and Iceberg CGI are Effective

Page One: Inside The New York Times, a new documentary about a very old and sclerotic newspaper, is reviewed in said newspaper by Michael Kinsley:

Having seen “Page One,” I don’t know much more than I did before. The movie, directed by Andrew Rossi, is, in a word, a mess. It is done in the documentary style of his 2007 film, “Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven,” in which fly-on-the-wall scenes are interwoven with direct-to-the-camera interviews. This style is now often imitated, or parodied, in TV sitcoms like “The Office” and “Modern Family.” It keeps things moving but requires some discipline, which “Page One” utterly lacks. It flits from topic to topic, character to character, explaining almost nothing.

So it’s in keeping with the tone and spirit of its subject, apparently. That’s an important stylistic decision for any filmmaker. But one question though. There’s no shortage of Victorian Gents available at the Times to play the extras in this movie. But who did they cast to play Margret Dumont?