The Dig ★★★½

As someone with absolutely no interest at all in archaeology, I was rather taken aback by how much I dug "The Dig". An informative, heartwarming and sweeping period piece, it honors the legacy of a forgotten historical figure. With his second feature, director Simon Stone has crafted a respecful tribute to the undervalued archaeologist behind Sutton Hoo. Stone showcases extraordinary control of craftsmanship over the set design, locations and musical score, recreating the real-life archaeological discovery. At the center of it all are two incredible performances from Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes, both of whom create a belivable bond. That being said, the story is formulaic and hindered by an unnecesssary love subplot. Nonetheless, it it is definitely worth watching on Netflix. Here's why:

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