Movie Review of “The Dig” and a side bar about what movies teach
“The Dig” might be seen by some as a boring period piece. It’s true that it doesn’t have much to say or move at much of a brisk pace.
At the same time, it’s a rare film that projects a warm comfort staying put. The relationships between the characters and the ephemeral tone makes this a nice place to spend two hours.
Ralph Fienes plays an amateur archeologist constrained by the rigidity of British class (Ralph Fiennes): He’s the apotheosis of working class roots who has learned everything of the…