I hate to keep bringing up the neverending, always growing backlog of work I need to add to the site, but I feel it’s necessary to remind readers that not everything I want to include has been added. Not even close. Since late August, the backlog has gotten completely unmanageable. I’ve been making minor adjustments that have increased my efficiency, though clearly a more radical approach is necessary. I don’t know what the solution is. I die a little every time a film journal or magazine unleashes dozens of articles all at once. The optimistic way of looking at this is that there’s always more to catch up on. I just wish I could instead spend that time going through decades-old archives or learn a new language or two.
And now, the rundown. It was a soft week for new releases. And yes, Rogue One and Fences were deliberately ignored due to a lack of positive reviews. Fewer mainstream movies will be covered by CRU in 2017 than in previous years.
12/19/16 update: I’ve changed my mind and created pages for Rogue One and Fences. Both eventually received enough good reviews that I felt they were worth including. And in the case of Fences, I would’ve added it even if it lacked a positive reception since I’ve now decided CRU should cover any movie that has a decent chance at getting nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
The Dumb Girl of Portici (Weber & Smalley)