My Thoughts on State of Play

I almost thought I wasn’t going to write this tonight.

I went to see the film and due to a blackout, the film cut out with 45 minutes left to screen. I waited at the theatre for over an hour, but it never reopened and I thought the day was lost.

I then made the harsh decision to go and rewatch the film the same day and here I am.

I didn’t really mind rewatching the first 72 minutes or so of the film and that was probably a good sign that this was a pretty entertaining political thriller.

The film really plays up the relation being politics and the media and I really like Russell Crowe’s reporter character playing detective by trying to undercover a huge conspiracy. It was almost like a Film Noir in that respect.

Even though the initial set-back was annoying, in the end I was glad to go back and see the end of this entertaining film.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).