Friday, January 10, 2020

1917: A Review

This is the best picture of the year (in a year where there have been some very good films). One of the best war films I have ever seen. A simple, but powerful story--beautifully filmed and acted. Go see it on the big screen. The technical skill of the film and the cinematography are stunning. 

Sam Mendes is a fabulous director. The ensemble cast (many who you will recognize) are all very good and play their characters just right, but the leads, Dean-Charles Chapman and George Mackay, give stellar performances. Thomas Newman did the score.

EBL: They Shall Not Grow Old: A Review (the 1917 movie and documentary pair well together)

Breitbart Nolte: Technically dazzling but emotionally lacking

Smithsonian: The true history behind '1917' movie

History vs Hollywood: 1917

Rotten Tomatoes: 1917

Sam Mendes directed and co-wrote the script

Krysty Wilson-Cairns co-wrote the script

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