Edge of Tomorrow
First screened in June 2014
Director: Doug Liman. Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton, Noah Taylor, Jonas Armstrong, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Tony Way, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Terence Maynard, Masayoshi Haneda. Screenplay: Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth (based on the graphic novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka). Twitter Capsule:
Best sci-fi action since Looper, ingeniously written and cut. Deft and dark in implication. Brill take on Cruise.
Doesn't fully shake its influences (Groundhog Day, Starship Troopers, etc.) but comes disarmingly close. Blunt's role unexpectedly rich. Unusual vulnerability for Cruise. Innovative effects.