For Molly’s Game, his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin has written himself a script of his hits. It’s safe material I guess, stuff that he knows works, stuff that he’s confident he’ll be able to execute
In 2008 two films came out, big important films by established visionaries given a lot of money to tackle popular, established licences. Both were positioned to take the reins, be cinema’s shining light, dictate the course of filmmaking for the next ten years. One of them did.