A pair of slacker actors each named Thomas (Thomas Blanchard and Thomas Scimeca) make a trek to the icy expanses of the Inuit village Kullorsuaq, the place the indigenous residents welcome them with open arms. Instead of treating the hospitality as an invitation to get their Eat Pray Love on, Thomas and Thomas have the presence of mind to shut up and do extra listening than speaking.
Jolie goes all-in, working almost exclusively with locals from a script within the Khmer language, steeping the account of Loung’s gutting stint in the youngster militias in Cambodia’s native culture. She shows admirable self-awareness in her remedy of those shattering events, refusing to shy away from essentially the most grueling particulars while steering clear of exploitation. She’s erected a tribute to suffering that doesn’t wallow or search for hope the place there was none. Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce put up their theological … Read MoreRead More