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W. – Paul Cantelon

October 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Original Review by Clark Douglas

Oliver Stone’s “W.” is a fascinating mess of a movie. There are a lot of things to complain about here. One could argue that the elements of satire and tragedy don’t blend particularly well. One could accurately note that the psychology employed in the film is speculative and simplistic. One could also marvel at the fact that the film never really addresses such important moments as September 11th and Hurricane Katrina, focusing instead to center only on the Iraq War and a series of personal moments. One could say that the film has been made too soon. All of these complaints are fair, and yet this is a resonant and compelling film. Read more…

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