An HE reader named Sean M. wrote today to say “thanks for your pushing of Man on Wire. The wife and I went to go see it Sunday (and yes, we chose it over Stepbrothers) and it was the best moviegoing experience of the year, slightly nudging out The Dark Knight.
“Why? Because I am always riveted by movies that, despite the fact you know how it is going to end, create a level of tension that is only relieved by the completion of the act you were waiting for. Add to that removing the ‘taking for granted’ factor and really understanding the enormity of what this man willed himself to do…well it was a moving experience. It was one of those reminders of the power of cinema that I, and undoubtedly many others, do take for granted.”