Welcome back to H’s movie corner, a slightly delayed second month, but better late than never?
Fury: Set in April 1945 towards the end of WWII. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. This leads to a thrilling hybrid of fiction/non-fiction climax which justifies why the film is titled Fury, a must watch. 8/10.
Birdman: For all of its haters don’t let opinions get in the way of you watching Birman, it’s the real deal and movie making at its best. The director Alejandro González Iñárritu borrows filmmaking techniques from Hitchcock the master of suspense that hasn’t been seen since it’s original inception in Rope (1948). The script packs punches at every turn and the Magical Realism genre really has to be viewed to be appreciated, one of my favourite movies of the year. Another must watch 8/10
Prisoners: There are plenty of thriller genre movies out there for all to enjoy, but most end up having plot twists that can be seen from a mile away or anti-climatic endings. Then there are thrillers that come around every so often that are the real deal, one that keeps you gripped and guessing for the duration. Prisoners is the real deal, featuring a decent supporting cast and two main characters, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman that go toe to toe in a who can outsmart the other contest plus a plot that is just to good to give too much information about on here, this gets such a high rating from me for the pure fact not many succeed in this genre but when they do it’s captivating. 9/10
Let The Fire Burn: A documentary focusing on the events leading up to the final violent confrontation between the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization MOVE. It uses archive footage to portray the history of the conflict. A shocking but true story that is hard to imagine really happened, yet it did. The documentary does a fantastic job of truly transporting you back in time. It plays out the events as if it was happening in front of you with all the news footage and flashbacks. Also showing the committee hearing that followed taking place after the real life events. 8/10