1. The Last Full Measure Movie Review : Emotionally draining war drama.
REVIEW: April 11, 1966: It was one of the darkest days in the lives of many US Army soldiers, who survived a bloody gun battle, but the memory of that day kills them every day ดูหนังฟรี.
One man, William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine) — a 21-year-old US Air Force Pararescueman — gave up his own life to save over 60 soldiers he had never met.
He let go off the chance to escape and stayed back to help his countrymen, knowing well that it could be fatal.
Writer-director Todd Robinson meticulously takes us through the guilt, the conspiracy and the struggle that became the hallmarks of this true story.
He deploys an army of performers to showcase that convincingly. Sebastian Stan is impressive as Scott Huffman, a Pentagon-assigned civilian lawyer who investigates the fallen hero’s worthiness for a Medal of Honour.
Stan deftly captures Huffman’s internal conflict and moral growth as he goes from being reluctant to committed towards the cause. Much of the emotional baggage is carried by the war veterans played by Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris and William Hurt, who lend good support with their performances.
But it is Christopher Plummer and Dianne Lad’s restrained and poignant portrayal. Truly underlines the pride and agony of a parent who lost their son to the war.
2. Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Movie Review : A sweet take on selfless friendship.
REVIEW: Shaun is the leader of his flock and possesses a heart of gold. So when he stumbles upon the little alien Lu-La, who ends up in his hometown by a twist of fate, the kind sheep instantaneously forges a strong bond of friendship with her and pledges to send her back to her folks.
Meanwhile, Agent Red (voice by Kate Harbour) and her organisation are dead set on capturing Lu-La for the former’s redemption from a childhood scar that continues to haunt her even to this day.
This stop-motion animated comedy, which serves as a stand-alone sequel to ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ (2015). Is all things sweet, mushy and imparts a valuable life lesson without being too dogmatic about it.
Directors Will Becher and Richard Phelan have stayed true to the look, feel and essence of the popular British television series’ titular character by the same name – which this movie is based on.
With almost no dialogues, the affable characters built around Shaun complement his tender-heartedness and goofy persona. While his friction with grey characters – like Agent Red – keeps things moving as far as the narrative goes.
3. Just Mercy Movie Review : Unquestionably Impactful.
Just Mercy Review: Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), an attorney in Alabama, specialises in defending falsely accused inmates. Under the non-profit Equal Justice Initiative. Stevenson identifies convicts on death row who have not received proper representation during their trials either due to their race, or social status.
Along with his Operations Director Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). Bryan takes up such cases when he comes across an inmate Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), facing execution for a murder he did not commit. Bryan quickly realises he must save Walter from the electric chair.
Although the screenplay depicts Bryan Stevenson as a one-dimensional crusader of justice and equality, Michael B. Jordan continues to be a reliable actor, quickly getting the audience on-board with Stevenson’s cause.
Similarly, it’s impossible not to feel sympathy for Walter McMillian with Jamie Foxx’s powerful portrayal. While helpless behind bars, Walter was confident in his innocence, and Foxx captures this struggle with conviction.
Rob Morgan puts in a heartbreaking turn as Herbert Richardson, in a subplot as a war veteran who has PTSD. A special mention goes out to Rafe Spall as prosecutor Tommy Chapman, whose conflicted stance is portrayed with a lot of subtlety. Brie Larson feels underutilised as Eva Ansley.