Lone Survivor (2013, USA) is both a bloody and teary war narrative inspired by the very real Operation Red Wings. A horrifying realistic, Lone Survivor argues with the worst and best of humanity. A courageous 9.
Stranger By The Lake (2013, France): consuming, intoxicating, and unapologetic portrayal of homosexual passion and crime. Sexually graphic, Stranger By The Lake aptly identifies as a powerful vision rather a pornographic mission. Stranger By The Lake is truly a Cannes Film Festival gold.
Solid, tense, and impressive, Argo (2012, USA) is a narrative of a covert rescue circa Iranian Revolution, 1979. Pulse-racing and heart-punching, Argo delivers genuine tension that puts Ben Affleck as one of Hollywood's rising directors.
Delicate, but strong, Zero Dark Thirty (2012, USA) is a masterful work that sharply narrates the manhunt for Osama bin Laden. Kathryn Bigelow believably takes the audience to the Osama bin Laden case "ground zero."