Movie Diary 3/4/2019

Triple Frontier (J.C. Chandor, 2019). Netflix production (opens locally this week at the Crest, then on your device on the 13th) with a taut premise and a manly cast. It’s a heist picture, the target being the bodacious stash of a South American drug lord. Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam lead the roster. Some striking use of location work as backdrop to drama, Anthony Mann-style. (full review 3/8)

Captain Marvel (Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, 2019). Another slice off the Marvel loaf, with Brie Larson in the title role. Good co-starring role for an orange cat. (full review 3/8)