1917 – Review by Brandy McDonnell

The film – which just earned two Golden Globes, for best dramatic motion picture and best movie director for Sam Mendes – was brilliantly devised, written and lensed to look as if it was shot in one long, unbroken take. Between the clever work of Roger Deakins and editor Lee Smith, it’s an incredible technical marvel.

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1917 – Review by Susan Granger

What’s extraordinary about Sam Mendes’ epic W.W.I film is that it follows the harrowing journey of two young British infantryman in one seemingly continuous shot. On April 6, 1917, when phone lines have been cut on the Hindenberg Line in France, Lance Corporal Blake is summoned to deliver an important directive preventing a planned advance to the front because the Germans have set an ambush.

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