BY Beth Comery
The New York Times had to call in a ringer to review this movie — Michael Kinsley, a senior editorial adviser at Bloomberg News. Kinsley isn’t that crazy about the film which “flits from topic to topic, character to character, explaining almost nothing.” Even worse,
The unlikely hero of “Page One” is a media columnist and reporter named David Carr. . . widely admired for his reporting, his intelligence and his Tough Old Coot routine.
The movie swoons for Mr. Carr. We are told again and again — at least twice by Mr. Carr himself — that he used to be a cocaine addict and a single parent on welfare and has seen some things in his day. He smokes, and he says gnomic things like, “If you work for the media long enough, eventually you’ll type your way back to your own doorstep.” The only flaw in this act is his inability to be cynical about his employer. As he freely admits, David Carr loves The New York Times.
The insufferable Mr. Carr was a recent guest on ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ and he was not good company. Also showing this week is ‘Queen to Play’ starring Kevin Kline. Check the Cable Car website for times.
$9, through Thursday, Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main Street