Craft IV

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Film Review by Dean Duncan May 26, 2015

Hooray for genre pictures! The situation is really simple, the film is really single-minded, the plot comes first, and the characters plausibly, satisfyingly emerge and evolve as a result. While they’re at it they give us a pretty nuanced, detailed glimpse of some important, taken-for-granted processes. There even seems to be an actual, non-commercial secondary objective, which is to honour the contributions of working people. For me that also extends to the apparent villain up in the head office. He’s just making a tough call, trying to do his job. Speaking of working people, look how efficient and speedy their filmmaking is. Rest in Peace, Tony Scott. Further, finally, Mr. Washington has evolved his way into being a pretty formidable, pretty awesomely authoritative figure.