Genius (2016)
First screened in June 2016
Director: Michael Grandage. Cast: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, Dominic West, Vanessa Kirby, Elaine Caulfield. Screenplay: John Logan (based on the biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg).

Twitter Capsule: Wholly, deliciously, incontrovertibly awful, like the film where Heather Graham is a UK book editor hunted by a mountaineer.

Second Capsule: Against all odds, All the King's Men, Bridget Jones 2, Human Stain, and Hyde Park on Hudson are no longer the worst films those actors made.

VOR:   Risible in execution, at every level, squandering what little potential remains palpable in the script. The few risks it takes, like its gray-and-sepia look, all backfire.

Photo © 2016 Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: F

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