I’ve said before that one of the things I love about movies is those few occasions when I get to witness one of the great performances of our time; when an actor disappears into a role completely, and I can forget even the most familiar of faces as belonging to an actor I’ve seen before and instead see the character that they are playing.
This doesn’t happen quite as often as you might think, but it happened today when I saw _Mr. Turner_ in which Timothy Spall played famed British painter J.M.W. Turner.
So I have to warn you now that this review will contain spoilers after the jump because there’s pretty much no way I can tell you anything about this movie without spoiling it. Short version: Angelina Jolie is good, the subtext is shocking (for a Disney movie), but the movie isn’t very good. If you want to know why keep reading, if you want to go see it without knowing anything then stop reading now.
There’s an official poster for Disney’s Maleficent, the story of the evil stepmother from Snow White. Angeline Jolie stars and, let’s face, may be kind of perfect for the role based on the look. Let’s take a look.