Ten Word Movie Reviews

Time for another catch up on some of the movies I have seen lately!

Youth

Gorgeous, feels like an Italian movie with an Anglo-American cast.

 

The Big Sick

I’m not one for romantic comedies, but I loved this!

 

The Wall

So much tension for a movie with only three characters!

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‘Murrica

In which we celebrate ‘MURRICA

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We Found a Big BOUNCY Thing! Vlog 284

In which we channel our inner 5 year olds!

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Shot On: iPhone 6
Edited On: Da Vinci Resolve 15

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – MOVIE REVIEW

This is the story of the roundabout way I came to watch Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a 2016 film starring Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, and Billy Bob Thornton.

I saw the trailer for this back in 2015 or 2016 before it was released in theatres. I thought it looked good and added it to my list, but one of my big takeaways from the trailer was that it was a true story based on a book. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE fan of books from which movies are based so tracked it down, read it, and loved it.

Now, while the book was called The Taliban Shuffle, the movie is called Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, which is of course the phonetic call sign for WTF. And while the book and the movie differ in a number of areas, there is plenty of WTF that occurs.

The movie follows Kim Baker who agrees to step away from her desk in a TV news office to do a short assignment as a war correspondent in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. She has many ups and downs, meets some incredible characters, and has some genuinely heartwarming moments, all the while being looked down on by more experienced reporters from other channels who see her a nothing more than a nuisance. The thing is, it turns out she is really good at being a war correspondent and soon earns her stripes, to the point where she ends up staying in country for around three years.

Tina Fey plays the part of Kim spot on, with just the right amount of levity and weight depending on the situations presented. I think she is a hilarious actress and this kind of story was a great opportunity for her to show some of her range. All the side characters play their roles on point too, and it all comes together in a very solid package. One that will have you howling with laughter one minute, saying “holy crap” the next, and ending with a sobering “hmmmmm”.

It’s really good, I really enjoyed it, and suggest you check it out.