Mudbound

2017 Director: Dee Rees Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell Words: Christian Abbott There is a moment in Mudbound, one that would seem impossible for the post-war Mississippi setting, in which a friendship is born. One man is black and the other white; the two…

Everest

2015/ UK, USA, Iceland Director: Balthasar Kormakur Starring: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal Words: J Wood “…The human body was not built to function, at the cruising altitude of a 747” As soon as one of the characters of Everest utters these words, fairly early into proceedings, the film very cleverly raises the stakes somewhat.  For most…