Thursday, August 2, 2018

Crisp Criticism - "Mission: Impossible - Fallout", "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again", "The Catcher was a Spy", "RBG"

by Julien Faddoul

Mission: Impossible - Fallout **

When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives.
Exquisitely staged set-pieces typify what is the longest entry in the Mission: Impossible franchise, with thrilling chases and sharp combat. But more so than usual, there is a reliance on mythology and its rather convoluted deception plot. As a result – typically for the franchise – it does run out of steam in the final act.

wd – Christopher McQuarrie
ph – Rob Hardy
pd – Peter Wenham
m – Lorne Balfe
ed – Eddie Hamilton
cos – Jeffrey Kurland

p – Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, Jake Myers, JJ Abrams

Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Frederick Schmidt, Kristoffer Joner, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley