Ford v Ferrari
First screened in November 2019
Director: James Mangold. Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Josh Lucas, Tracy Letts, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe, Jon Bernthal, Ray McKinnon, JJ Feild, Remo Girone, Francesco Bauco, Guido Cocomello, Wallace Langham, Jonathan LaPaglia, Rudolf Martin, Adam Mayfield, Benjamin Rigby, Stefania Spampinato, Joe Williamson. Screenplay: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and Jason Keller.

Twitter Capsule: Fine actors made dull by obvious writing and direction and Papamichael's typically ugly lensing. Still—great ending!

VOR:   Finale reframes the preceding 140 minutes in ways that imply more layers. Otherwise, even if you enjoy it, I dare you to call it original.

Photo © 2019 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Film Editing: Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
Best Sound Mixing: Paul Massey, David Giammarco, and Steven Morrow
Best Sound Editing: Donald Sylvester

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actor (Drama): Christian Bale

Other Awards:
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Film Editing

Permalink Home 2019 ABC Blog E-Mail