Monday, March 21, 2016

Movie Reviews: “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” & “Eye in the Sky”

   Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
   Rated R

Frustrated with her career path, reporter Kim Baker accepts an assignment as a war correspondent in Afghanistan.  By adjusting to the Spartan living conditions and cultural differences, forming new friendships and competing for stories, Kim finds her resourcefulness, inner strength and “voice.”

Based on Kim Baker’s memoir, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is intelligent, touching and funny.  Though it’s a lighter take on war than Eye in the Sky, both films show that war is horrific.

   Eye in the Sky
   Rated R

Colonel Katherine Powell leads a joint military operation between The United Kingdom, Kenya and the US that involves surveillance and drones.  When the venture changes from a capture to kill operation, the leaders struggle to find an acceptable amount of collateral damage while preventing a major terrorist attack.

A tense, yet slowly unfolding drama, Eye in the Sky, keeps the viewer engaged the entire film.  It effectively presents the moral dilemma of taking a few lives to prevent the loss of many and shows there is no “right” answer.

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