HE reader Bill McCuddy suggested this morning that my recent riff about Midnight In Paris “being better the second time would make a good column where we all weigh in. Not the bona fides but surprises that underwhelmed the first time and then get better with each subsequent viewing.
“For me, two come to mind immediately. One is Michael Clayton, which I only liked the first time and love now. The other is Duplicity, which is so much fun to listen to now. Great writing, giant shaggy-dog story, good fun. Other suggestions?”
Wells to McCuddy: Tony Gilroy makes movies that take a while to settle in and make you realize how good they are. Last January I wrote a mea culpa piece about my not being more initially enthusiastic enough about Michael Clayton. But I’m not so sure about Duplicity.