Movie Diary 6/20/218

Puzzle (Marc Turtletaub, 2018). The opening night selection of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. A nice movie, thoughtfully written (script by Oren Moverman), with well-rounded supporting work by Irrfan Khan and David Denman. But most importantly, a movie carried – not showily or loudly, which is probably why she won’t get an Oscar nomination – by Kelly Macdonald, who proves herself more than capable of the task.

Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town (Christian Papierniak, 2017). Never mind the off-putting title (not because of the Fuck, but because of the assertive hipsterishness of it), and enjoy the continuing rise of Mackenzie Davis (most recently the spooky nanny of Tully), whose performance is a bit theatrical but admirably confident. (full review 6/22)


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