It may not be a burden to watch, but this racial drama feels too "by the numbers" and pedestrian despite the talent involved. What could have been a potentially great character study is marred by unsatisfying broad strokes.
But the real meat and potatoes is the dynamic between Steve and Anna, along with the looming threat of Slim. This allows the actors to really revel in their respective roles. Lancaster is fantastically anguished in an obsession he's trying to deny, or at least wished he didn't have.
It was always going to be difficult to follow up Blackkklansman, and unfortunately, this utterly bizarre amalgamation of hang-out comedy, treasure hunt, and political commentary fails more than it succeeds.
An impressive low key debut for Simon Bird in the director's chair, Days of the Bagnold Summer is a quaint and charming story, told especially well through the spirited performances of Earl Cave and Monica Dolan.
A well-intentioned documentary that succeeds as a surface-level reaction to the dangers of social media. It may alter the behavior of some for the better, which is a good enough reason to recommend it, however, it's clear that the problems tech provide are vastly more complex than Screened Out lets on.