No Sudden Move (2021, dir. Steven Soderbergh)

Two criminals are hired for a straightforward job: matters get complicated. Excellent period drama, using the tropes of noir to critique capitalism and corporate greed. Lots to relish, not least a cast in depth, plus slick, confident direction, writing, and design. Recommended.

Here’s the trailer.

Crash (2004, dir. Paul Haggis)

A dozen people’s lives are linked by a chain of events. Impressively-structured and at times well acted, Crash is nevertheless simplistic and moralising, reducing difficult subject matter to trite obviousness. Best picture¬†winner 2005.