I like the way Fox Searchlight is rolling out Amelia. The press is covering Amelia the old fashioned way and there are no reviews to be found, at least from what I can tell. A friend wrote to me and told me it did really well in London, and the NY Times’ David Carr just wrote a great piece about the film. Funnily enough, Amelia is yet another film directed by a woman, Mira Nair, and about a famous pioneer aviator.
CBS Sunday Morning covered the film in depth. In fact, it seems to be everywhere except in terms of how people think of the film. Many seem to think this means that reviews will be bad, but on the contrary, Pete Hammond (via HE) writes in Notes on a Season: “The fact is “Amelia” is a beautifully crafted and very traditional¬†epic drama¬†that’s aimed at an older, more discerning¬†audience. That’s the kind of crowd that’s slow to show up at the multiplex, but if they do, they will be treated to the kind of fine¬†adult biographical story movie studios generally¬†just don’t seem to be making anymore.”