The Interpreter (2005)

Directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Sean Penn, Nicole Kidman and sometimes Catherine Keener. The Interpreter (2005) wasn’t bad. It tends to drag a little bit at times but there is enough excitement and suspense to keep you interested in how things will unravel.

The access to The United Nations that Sydney Pollack had in making this film is incredible. The building itself is one of the stars in this film and I have to wonder if the film would be as good without it.

If you’re watching this on DVD then don’t miss one of the extra features with Sydney Pollack discussing the merits of the widescreen format versus the dreaded pan & scan format. Sydney will show a few dozen examples of widescreen—good! Then he’ll show you a few dozen examples of fullscreen, pan and scan video—bad!

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