The Immigrant. James Gray. 2013. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The constant zig zag between complete foreboding and then theatrical flourishes that have an almost magical realist energy is incredibly engaging. Everything that's here, I love, and it's visually breathtaking in a wonderfully understated way. Still, I wish this had a bit more room to breathe, a bit more connective tissue, a bit more characterization, a bit more everything. Falls just short of being a masterpiece.