Clever and impeccably woven drama where a dinner party takes a bizarre twist when a comet passes by. Wonderfully played; every single plot point requires scrutiny and thought. A real gem and a brain twister 😀
At the end of WW2, a raw recruit is posted to an experienced tank crew as the allies push into the heart of Germany. Brutal and unflinching, this is held together by one of Pitt’s best performances, underscored by some standout photography. Watch it. 🙂
Small scale, Indonesian hyper carnage at the hands of Welshman, Gareth Evans. More winces per square inch than any US action film in recent memory as lone cop battles his way through floor after floor of increasing madness. A must see. 😮
Immaculately produced biopic of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 people during WW2. An incredible tale that falters as a film as you never really connect with any of the one dimensional characters. Earnest, yes, but disappointing. 😐
Ten years after the events of Rise, apes and humans come into contact with each other. Superior monkey military parable fun, with hawks and doves in human and ape camps alike, arguing for armageddon and peace respectively. Inevitably, though, war erupts.
Early 60s. During segregation and the Cold War, black female mathematicians work behind the scenes at NASA. Hidden Figures is a great crowd-pleaser, deftly telling a civil rights history, a romance, and a race into space story. Highly recommended.