1917
First screened in January 2020
Director: Sam Mendes. Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Daniel Mays, Andrew Scott, Pip Carter, Robert Maaser, Mark Strong, Richard McCabe, Gerran Howell, Adam Hugill, Nabhaan Rizwan, Claire Duburcq, Merlin Leonhardt, Taddeo Kufus, Luke Hornsby, Jack Shalloo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adrian Scarborough, Richard Madden. Screenplay: Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

Twitter Capsule: Why does Mendes make war movies? "Battle is hell. HELL. But from certain angles it's darkly beautiful. Also—look what I did!"

VOR:   I know. Seems like this is the area where 1917 would shine. But for all the evident labor, the images and experience generated often feel flat.



Photo © 2019 Universal PicturesDreamWorks/New Republic Pictures/
Amblin Partners/Neal Street Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+


Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Sam Mendes
Best Original Score: Thomas Newman

Other Awards:
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins)
National Board of Review: Special Achievement in Filmmaking (Deakins)

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