Movie Diary 3/4/2018

Submission (Richard Levine, 2017). Based on Francine Prose’s novel Blue Angel, which plays with the Sternberg-Dietrich film in its telling of a professor brought low by a dalliance with a student, this film is arriving at either just the right time, or – given our sympathy for the professor – just the wrong time. Either way, this is a gift for Stanley Tucci, who is superb. (full review 3/7)