The Set-up (1949) (****.5) / by Kyle Vernier

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The Set-Up is great. Excellent. It's a boxing movie and it plays out in this sort of quasi realtime way. The camera work is great. I love how the audience is all packed in tight and sweating. I love how the locker room is stocked with colorful characters all at various stages of their careers. Also it is a short movie, like 75 minutes. It is honestly great.