Richard Gere is the title character, Norman, a vaguely mysterious (as to where he lives or how he survives) schmucky guy in New York who spends almost all his time on his phone, wandering around on the streets. He is all but stalking Micha Echel, a relatively high-up functionary in the the Israeli government who is visiting New York. To his surprise, his gambit works and after buying the man an expensive pair of shoes, he finds himself on his radar. Although things don’t work out exactly how he hoped in that scenario, flash to years later and Micha has become the Prime Minister. This simple semi-friendship and Norman’s inability to keep from trying to bring everyone he knows together, leads to a fascinating trail to ruin and incredible self-sacrifice. Yeah, we dug it. Chris, Frank, and Marco give you the heads up on the best movie to come out this week.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.