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BRIDGE OF SPIES
” Bridge Of Spies ” As the Oscar fever is on everyone, I have decided to review all the Best Film Nominees of the year.Lets first Start it with;
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger
Written by Matt Charman, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
This movie hit me really strangely. I was expecting a political drama about the cold war, and while indeed it was that, I was not expecting to have so much fun and for Bridge of Spies to be so humorous. The Coen brothers writing a movie and Steven Spielberg would direct just sounds like a winning combination and it really was. Sealing the deal, was a great performance by Tom Hanks.
Hanks does what he does best, by playing an everyday man in an average life. James Donovan was just an insurance lawyer who gets caught up in the middle of the Cold War. Bridge of Spies, starts him off so normal and then turns his life into quite an adventure. And I do mean adventure. In the hands of Spielberg, the movie’s visuals were large and epic. I was expecting this movie to feel more like his last flick, Lincoln. Instead it feels more like Indiana Jones, as James Donovan travels to Berlin at the time when the wall was being completed. Watching Hanks play Donovan who is just swept into an overwhelming situation and just keeps his cool and his charm is just highly enjoyable. And yes, how to forget the performance of Mark Rylance as the Spy from Russia. He just nailed it, well deserved nomination in the supporting actor category of the Academy awards. The movie is beautiful, art direction and Cinematography is just about perfect. For Indian audiences the movie might look a bit slow, but actually the pace of the screenplay is damn perfect for the kind of film it is.
Totally loved Bridge of Spies, It’s one of the best team ups between Hanks and Spielberg and even though Lincoln was a great movie, Bridge of Spies is everything Spielberg is capable of. If you ask me, I’ll give the best film to this one in the oscars .