MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL REVIEWED
“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” was the first serious Eastwood film that I enjoyed. While I was a big fan of “Bronco Billy”, this was the first Eastwood movie to pique my interest. Sure, I saw “Unforgiven” when I was 11, but I was forced to see that at theaters. There’s a difference between discovering something and being a tag-along minor to a film. Looking back, I’m not quite sure what got my goat. Sure, the soundtrack is still amazing. It’s just that the film is painfully slow moving and boring.
The film has one of the better casts of 90s era Eastwood cinema. It’s just that everyone lies and denies for 2 1/2 hours. While it’s fun to watch for 30 minutes, after awhile even James Oglethorpe would be tired of this Savannah. Kudos though for Eastwood tackling a film with such heavy LGBTQ underpinnings. I don’t see the same guy yelling at empty chairs doing this movie now. So, it might’ve been lightning in a bottle. That being said, the film is peak Kevin Spacey and Eastwood takes advantage of his talent.
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track