Contagion ★★★½

Expectation: great cast used smartly by competent director to make realistic and moderately entertaining thriller focusing on individuals to create patchwork story of global epidemic. Once again I am neither over nor underwhelmed by a Soderbergh film- my expectations are totally met. He consistently whelms the shit out of me.

He's almost boring in his competence. His non-showy ability to take on whatever subject he fancies and not make a bad film is impressive but puts him at odds with yr Finchers, Tarantinos and PTAs.

He may not want to rewrite the language of cinema, but he knows exactly how to get a script from his head to the screen.

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