I was really surprised how much I liked this movie. It plays out in three acts and is completely dialogue driven…and in theory should be a bore! But with Danny Boyle’s kinetic directing, Aaron Sorkin’s tight script, and Michael Fassbender’s incredible performance, this is one of the years best. Sorkin uses fictional moments to present facts about Steve Jobs…and it works. What may have doomed it at the box office and with Academy voters is that you need to know something about Jobs and what he did…otherwise you could lose a lot in translation. Which is probably why the geriatric Academy nominated the traditional, by the numbers, cold war snoozefest "Bridge of Spies" for best original screenplay and picture instead of this much worthier movie. Out of touch indeed.

Stormy Curry

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