A Week In Film #555: Genuine triple


Destroyer
Damn fine crime drama thriller, with hints of things like Chinatown, Charlie Manson and Rush, with Nicole Kidman a grizzled, sodden and largely spent California police detective, trying to make peace with herself by solving a mystery which shines a light onto the past. Directed by Karyn Kusama.


Last Breath
Interesting documentary, pitched in the vein of Touching The Void, about an incident in which a deep sea diver became cut off from his diving bell whilst undertaking repairs on an oil rig from the ocean bed. Definitely an interesting story, but not the best ever film. Directed by Richard da Costa and Alex Parkinson.


Hotel Mumbai
Powerful and relatively accurate big screen take on the 2009 Mumbai attacks from Anthony Maras, who opts for multiple viewpoints – Sikh hotel worker (Dev Patel), Indian-American power couple (Nazanin Boniadi and Armie Hammer), Russian oligarch (Jason Isaacs) and Australian backpackers (Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Angus McLaren). With visceral bursts of violence.

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