Movie Diary 7/25/2017

Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd, 2017). The bored new bride at a 19th-century English manor finds the filthy stablehand much to her liking. Death awaits. This compelling melodrama has some of the appeal of a silent film, and Florence Pugh is excellent, if maybe a little questionably modern, as the bride. (full review 7/28)

Atomic Blonde (David Leitch, 2017). Charlize Theron grinds her heels into a series of Cold War spies in this Berlin-set piece. The actual subject of the film is fight choreography, and the movie explores that subject quite well. Theron moves splendidly everywhere but on her face, while the rest of the casting is much, much too obvious. (full review 7/28)

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