Movie Diary 11/29/2020

The Personal History of David Copperfield (Armando Iannucci, 2019). It is the time to catch up on the movies I missed during the year – which, in this weird-ass year, means more catching up than usual. Here’s one: a rapid-fire turn through Dickens, with a cast of good people led by Dev Patel in the title role. I’m not sure what or why this movie is, even if it is frequently enjoyable. Lots of modern tics, yet much of what works is down to Dickens.