Movie Diary 11/22/2022

The Fabelmans (Steven Spielberg, 2022). Autobiographical scrapbook, which I hope to write about this week.

Don’t Worry Darling (Olivia Wilde, 2022). Florence Pugh is tremendous and there are scenes that absolutely click, yet the movie is disorganized and obvious. It also takes far too long to get where it’s going, wherever that is, and at a certain moment begins to feel like a series of screenwriter fixes. I like Chris Pine as the calm tech-cult leader, and don’t get much of a vibe from Harry Styles, who was perfectly fine in My Policeman but doesn’t evince a whole bunch of interior life here – although I suppose you could argue that a lack of interior life is acceptable in this circumstance.

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