The Dig ★★★★

In every way, better than you expect it to be. The pleasure of watching Fiennes do detailed character work. The wonder of Carey Mulligan, who tells you everything without doing or saying anything. The clever editing and cinematography, often separating dialog from shots, allowing us to gaze into faces that are forming thoughts or leaving things unsaid. A wonderful supporting cast. A terrific kid performance. A script that gives us a triptych of couples all suffering private tragedies: death, childlessness, lovelessness.

Everything in this movie could have been generic and it wasn't.

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