Hacksaw Ridge
First screened in January 2017
Director: Mel Gibson. Cast: Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Richard Roxburgh, Darcy Bryce, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Roman Guerriero, Nathaniel Buzolic, Jacob Warner, Milo Gibson, Dennis Kreusler, Charles Jacobs, Firass Dirani, Michael Sheasby, Luke Pegler, Ben Mingay, Nico Cortez, Goran D. Kleut, Harry Greenwood, Damien Thomlinson, Ben O'Toole, Andrew Sears, Jim Robison, Nathan Baird, Sam Wright, Mikael Koski, Troy Pickering, James Moffett, Josh Dean Williams, Andrew Hansch, John Cannnon, Robert Morgan, Helmut Bakaitis, Bill Young, Ryan Corr, Ori Pfeffer, Luke McMahon, Thomas Unger, Tim Potter, Laurence Brewer, William Takayanagi-Temm, Kazuaki Ono, Nobuaki Shimamoto. Screenplay: Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight.

Twitter Capsule: A movie about a dove, made by and for wolverines with sentimental streaks. Technique up and down. Taste often poor.

VOR:   I appreciate the professed pacificsm, mostly belied by context. First half shockingly retrograde in style. Second half harsher, but is it bolder?

Photo © 2016 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Mel Gibson
Best Actor: Andrew Garfield
Best Film Editing: John Gilbert
Best Sound Mixing: Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, Peter Grace
Best Sound Editing: Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Mel Gibson
Best Actor (Drama): Andrew Garfield

Other Awards:
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Stunt Ensemble
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Film Editing

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