It may be too early to discuss the Oscars, but the year in film is wrapping up with a disappointingly meager bang. Years previous, the winter has been a wonderland of cool, exciting new movies.
Frank is a rare tragicomic masterpiece, one that will surely divide audiences. Jon (the wonderfully endearing Domhnall Gleason; next seen in J.J. Abrams' forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is a young office worker who writes songs in his spare time. He adores music, and dreams of an artist's life.
As Freud said, "...it's really all about sex."
What could have been a fascinating study of two of the most brilliant and troubled men in the history of medical science devolves into a very well-made but rather frigid melodrama, an unlikely choice for director David Cronenberg.
Nobody wants to go back to classes in September. They're boring, time consuming, and have pretty lame teachers most of the time. Not this class though. Not the First Class.
If there was ever a reason to go to class in the summer time this is it. Though there is no actual school for gifted youngsters (or mutants for that matter) X-Men: First Class is well worth your attendance.