Movie: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
This sounded like something I'd like, in theory, but it was just . . . not good. It somehow managed to be boring and occasionally difficult to follow at the same time, and I say that as someone who a. LIKES boring stuff and b. is pretty good at following plots. It's about a civil rights lawyer who has a crisis of faith when his longtime business partner dies, but the way this was done made him very unsympathetic without actually making him interesting in any way, and I need at least one of the two. (Preferably interesting. I don't care if your characters are likable as long as they intrigue me.) The pacing was weird, the writing was weird . . . just bleh.
Availability: Available to rent or buy.
Actor in a Leading Role: No. I can't even give a "he did well with what he was given" here. It was all a mess and the acting felt like part of that.
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