Hollywoodland 08/18/20

KL Studio Classics

Is this a thrilling, Chinatown- like Hollywood mystery, or a semi-docu about the making of the first TV Superman show?  Or is it going to shed light on the mysterious death of actor George Reeves, the childhood hero we couldn’t believe had died by his own hand?   Allen Coulter’s well-crafted show has a lot to say and says it well with an excellent cast… yet it needed something it doesn’t deliver. If you don’t require your movieland mysteries tied up in a neat bow, this could fit the bill. Ben Affleck is excellent as a forlorn George Reeves, with fine performances by Diane Lane, Adrien Brody, Bob Hoskins, Lois Smith, Robin Tunney and Joe Spano. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.