In my review of Kenneth Branagh's new film Belfast, which went up this afternoon at Pajiba right here, I call the movie his "best in years" which, well, that's a little bit of a back-handed compliment given how terrible I find most of his filmography (at least in the past 20 years). But Belfast is in no way terrible -- it's maybe not Best Picture worthy (which, if you listen to the people who care about that shit, it very well could be in the running for) but it's a lovely small thing with some very fine performances from its cast. Judi Dench in particular gives a lovely sweet little turn. It's fine enough that I won't be furious if it wins Best Picture, let's say that. Hey that's more than I get half the time! I'll take what I can get.