Out of the Furnace, the new movie from writer-director Scott Cooper, features towering performances from three awesome actors: Woody Harrelson, Christian Bale and Casey Affleck. Bale and Affleck play brothers trying to endure difficult circumstances. Harrelson is the wedge between their relationship, and he’s one enormous, violent wedge.
Zero Dark Thirty is a powerful film from director Kathryn Bigelow. So powerful, in fact, that any other attempt to tell the story of how Osama bin Laden was eventually brought down feels somewhat extraneous. At least that was my impression before watching HBO’s provocative Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden, an interesting documentary that helps the viewer connect the dots on the international manhunt for the man chiefly responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.