Atomic Blonde
First screened in August 2017 / Most recently screened in September 2017
Director: David Leitch. Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Toby Jones, John Goodman, Roland Møller, Sofia Boutella, Eddie Marsan, Jóhannes Jóhannesson, Til Schweiger, James Faulkner, Sam Hargrave, Barbara Sukowa, Declan Hannigan. Screenplay: Kurt Johnstad (based on the graphic novel series The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart).

Twitter Capsule: Often dazzlingly made. Manages very difficult balances: brutal/fun, moral/amoral, twisty/trackable. Summer peak.

VOR:   Not an essential provision to culture, but graphic novels have rarel translated so well. Creative shooting and scene construction. Astounding energy.

Photo © 2017 Focus Features/Denver and Delilah Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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