Ron Howard's Rush is winning all sorts of praise as being daring (for taking on subject matter that apparently isn't an automatic audience magnet), a throwback to the 1970s (when filmmakers took more risks) and just plain sexy and exciting.
David Frost contributed to the modern media landscape, perhaps in ways for which he won't be acknowledged. It's a humbling reminder of how we cannot control what others think of us or how we are regarded or remembered.
According to some in the press, the settlement with Goldman was a major victory for the SEC. Initial stories would have you believe that the government ground Goldman to its knees. Almost a blockbuster summer movie.
I've got nothing against sports films that exult in good sportsmanship and the triumph of the underdog. But I'm more inclined towards films like The Damned United that scrape past the noble veneer of sports.