A Private War
First screened in November 2018
Director: Matthew Heineman. Cast: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Stanley Tucci, Greg Wise, Faye Marsay, Alexandra Moen, Corey Johnson, Jérémie Laheurte, Fady Elsayed, Raad Rawi, Jesuthasan Antonythasan. Screenplay: Arash Amel (based on the Vanity Fair article "Marie Colvin's Private War" by Marie Brenner).

Twitter Capsule: Pike really impressed me. Weird editing turns scenes and structure to shrapnel. Quite uneven, but I'm glad I saw it.

VOR:   Genre trappings, story beats feel borrowed, but Marie's scary zeal feels fresh. Erratic structure is an almost-unwitting plus. Syrian finale is bracing.

Photo © 2018 Aviron Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Rosamund Pike
Best Original Song: "Requiem for a Private War"

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