Credit Where Credit is Due

Say what you will about Tom Cruise — Scientology seems a bit off to me as well — but Tom Cruise is definitely underrated as an actor and as a producer. I was watching Jack Reacher.

 

Okay, it’s a serviceable, even mediocre effort to establish a franchise. But what really wowed me was the caliber, and diversity of talent that Mr. Cruise consistent surrounds himself with.

Actors? Check.

The fantastic David Oyewolo, check out MI:5 aka Spooks. That’s all I have to say. Robert, Duvall, Rosamund Pike, director Werner Herzog taking a nice acting turn. Richard Jenkins.

D.P.

Caleb Deschanel. Five time Academy Award nominee. If he’d only photographed A Woman Under the Influence that would be enough for me. 

He’s certainly got more diversity going in front of and behind the camera than faves like …

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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