JHWS “Gwen” read a review of Mr. Holmes in The New Yorker (July 20 issue). The film is reviewed by Richard Brody. The writer made two statements that Gwen wishes to discuss – the first one we discussed last week and the second one is this week.
Since this discusses the movie Mr. Holmes, I’ll but this under a Continue Reading link for those of you who do not wish stumble upon any spoilers.
He notes that in the film Holmes is reproached for being logical instead of emotional in two instances. Then he writes: “The movie reproaches him for that chill, and, indeed, he reproaches himself, but who wants a warmhearted Holmes? He is not a counsellor but a huntsman, and, without him, who would lead the chase?”
I might argue that Holmes is a counsellor by trade, and he can be the huntsman at the same time. Your thoughts?