While it’s important not to shadow history it’s also important to context the events to truly understand what happened and why. Many people will watch this and think everything that happened here happened in real life which is not the case at all.
Thomas Hobbs from LW Lies put it perfectly “The defiant last words of the real-life Tupac were “fuck you”. After two hours and twenty minutes, you’ll want to scream out the same thing.”
Megan Leavey is a deeply emotional love story between a woman and her dog which does romance better than many other wooden actors in 2017.
The Lost City of Z does more right than it does wrong if it could only trim the fat of filler exposition, not only would it improve the pace but it would improve the overall quality of the film.
The real Lee Strobel shortly quit his job as a reporter and became a pastor with his wife, the story of his life is a fascinating ride from non-believer to believer that not only delivered a bestselling book but a compelling film. The Case For Christ is a story that can be embraced by mainstream audiences along with Christian audiences right in time for Easter.
It may be the editing, which isn’t perfect in the first half, but adequate. In the second half, elapsed time isn’t clearly defined, and some character introductions/relationships/reintroductions are a little clunky as a result. Chemistry between Patel and Rooney Mara is average. The scenes they share extensively together (not a ton) is when Lion becomes a tad clichéd and its pace compromised
But even with that, Lion does a lot more to be legitimately emotional than the average solely Oscar-centric movie. In simplicity, a moving tale is found.
Matthew McConaughey plays Kenny Wells, a struggling owner of a mining company who smokes so many cigarettes; I thought I was going to get Lung Cancer watching this movie.