Movies Watched -- '71

Added on by C. Maoxian.

100 minute running time, so just the right length. Starred the kid who starred in Starred Up (my favorite movie from 2014), except in this movie he didn't have much dialogue, he just cowers and grimaces (see screenshot below). Story is about a British soldier who gets left behind on the mean streets of Belfast (in 1971) after a house raid goes awry. Non-stop action, tension, a kind of nightmare dreamscape ... the movie was structured well, but for some reason I couldn't get into it even though I couldn't take my eyes away from it. I certainly didn't fast forward, so it gets a yellow rating. You have to turn on the subtitles for this one, as you did with Starred Up. 

Maybe it's because the idea of a Catholic/Protestant divide leading to terrible violence just strikes me as absurd, and the double-dealing of the British army is kind of awful, but not unexpected ("this is war"). It's early days, but I still haven't found a movie from 2015 that I can recommend.  (EDIT: Mad Max: Fury Road is one I definitely recommend.)

 Cowering, again

Cowering, again