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9th November
written by Adam

Hours before the D-Day strike on Normandy a fragmented platoon of American soldiers are tasked with the mission of destroying a radio jamming tower atop a church in a tiny French village. It’s up to Boyce, Ford, Tibbet, Chase, Dawson, and Roesnfeld (Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, John Magaro, Iain De Casestecker, Jacob Anderson, and Dominic Applewhite) to tackle the job at all costs. But, what about the strange happenings in the Nazi occupied church itself? Perhaps local resident Chloe (Mathilde Ollivier), can shed light on the matter? Directed by Julius Avery and Written by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith, this supernatural World War II spectacular contains a strange mix of Inglorious/Indiana/Private Ryan DNA spliced with its own soul to create a horrifically wonderful dark adventure that rings solid, even if we know the final destination well before our arrival at port. Ensemble wise, kudos to all round, not a sour note in the bunch. Jed Kurzel’s perfectly haunting score sets up several addictive themes and movements to drive the action dagger deeper. Meanwhile, cinematography by both Laurie Rose and Fabian Wagner work in concert to bring this picture to its successful and frighteningly fun potential. Overlord is rated R for the win this weekend.

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