“The Dig” is a movie to put on while you sip tea on a comfy couch; letting it slowly lull you into a peaceful nap.
There’s little surprising about director Simon Stone’s film. Nothing will astonish you, nothing will shock. The entire outing; about the amateur archeological expedition of Sutton Hoo, cruises along with the assurance of an experienced cab driver going below the speed limit on a back country road.
The gentle aural cadences and softly-lit scenic vistas of Stone’s film make “The Dig” feel like a loping narrative travelogue through time, with the solid promise of an unhurried return journey at its end.
Equally assuring is “Dig’s” stacked cast of British actors. Led by Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes,…