Sam Mendes’ “1917” (2019) is more than just a technical marvel; it’s a captivating survival story of young men in wartime. While its one-take approach with all of its footage melded together to look as though the full two hour film was one continuous shot is great, this is not a film ruled by its gimmick. In fact, it’s easy to forget about the one-take editing by Lee Smith once you’re into the action of the movie until there’s a particularly impressive bit of camera movement. At its heart, “1917” tells a story about the destruction that war.
"Blinded By The Light" is the latest film by director Gurinder Chadha (who has directed films such as "Bend Like Beckham", "Bride and Prejudice" among others). Her recent film follows the life of Javed (Viveik Kaira), a teenager whose life is impacted and influenced when he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen.