You can tell right away that Terry George‘s The Promise, a World War I-era drama that blends a romantic triangle with the Armenian genocide, has been handsomely captured by Spanishg dp Javier Aguirresarobe. Right away you want Charlotte le Bon to end up with Oscar Isaac, portraying a medical student, rather than burly Christian Bale, as an American journalist. Bale isn’t the romantic type — he’s always about his moods and his quirks, especially when he’s put on a little weight. I’m trying to think of an established star who’s more of a “doesn’t get the girl” type. He’s about strangeness, weirdness, pot bellies, beards, temper tantrums, glaring expressions, etc. George’s film screens at TIFF tomorrow (i.e., Sunday).