My best movies – right now

I love movies. I always have. Travelling as much as I do, also presents a great opportunity to watch a lot of movies – especially on the long hauls. I like different kinds of movies, from thrillers to biograhies. What I do prefer is an intelligent plot (or true story), told in an original way with good professional craftmanship. I like movies where good actors can shine. 

These are my three favourote movies right now and they are surely recommended to all of you. You will not be disapointed.

Spotlight

Based on the true story of the team of dogged Boston Globe journalists who uncovered the Catholic Church abuse scandal, director Tom McCarthy’s drama is cinematic storytelling at its best. 

With its stellar ensemble cast (including Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams) and a crackling depiction of shoe-leather reporting, it keeps on surprising until the very last scene. Spotlight is that rare film that’s deeply important and highly entertaining, and made for an easy choice to recommend.

The Walk

The Walk is a 2015 American 3D biographical drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Christopher Browne and Zemeckis. It is based on the story of 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974. 

This is one of the best movies I have seen in recent years. It is extremely well done and even though it is a story about a real event – and I know the end – it still keeps me exited to the last minute. I want to see whst happens. 
The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz and Steve Valentine. The film was dedicated to the victims of the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Ex Machina

Three of Hollywood’s top young actors — Oscar Isaac, Domnhall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander — headline director Alex Garland’s beautifully shot, slow-boiling sci-fi thriller about a Frankenstein-esque inventor, his naive protégé, and the sentient android they’re trying to perfect. 

Equal parts smart, sexy, and shocking, and always enthralling.

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky is a 2015 British thriller film starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, and Barkhad Abdi. The film, directed by Gavin Hood and based on a screenplay by Guy Hibbert, is about military personnel facing legal, ethical, and political dilemmas presented by modern drone warfare against those using terrorist tactics, and civilians who are endangered by it. 

It is a great movie showing the difficult dilemma and decisions that sometomes are necessary in this new age of terrorism that we live in. Fantastic actors and actresses and a smart script asking more questions and delivering answers. 

I like films that makes you think – and this movie certainly does that. 

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