Ever since receiving critical and awards-season accolades for Tsotsi in 2006, writer/director Gavin Hood has carved a niche for himself in making suspenseful political thrillers, and his latest film, Official Secrets, is another solid entry into the genre. Based on the actual events surrounding real-life whistleblower Katharine Gun, her story has been adapted into a gripping, suspenseful film worth your time and attention for its ominous visuals, engaging performances from its cast led by Keira Knightley, and an eye-opening look at the lengths to which everyone involved went on all sides of Katharine’s case to stand up for what’s right. Read more
Eye in the Sky is not my genre. It involves the military, which doesn’t interest me much. It’s not animated, the color saturation is low. But it was either this or some god movie so I decided to give Eye in the Sky a chance. Usually when I venture off-genre I learn something important – like how a film that doesn’t involve magic, aliens, talking animals or Mark Wahlberg can be any good. That’s just what happened here.