White Squall
First screened in February 2016
Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Scott Wolf, Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, Balthazar Getty, Eric Michael Cole, Jeremy Sisto, Ethan Embry, Jason Marsden, David Lascher, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Julio Oscar Mechoso, David Selby, Jill Larson, Jordan Clarke, Lizbeth MacKay, Becky Ann Baker, Nicole Ann Samuel, James Rebhorn, was that not Zeljko Ivanek?. Screenplay: Todd Robinson (from the book The Last Voyage of the Albatross by Charles Gieg Jr. and Felix Sutton).

Twitter Capsule: Scent of a Shipwreck. Dead Sailors Society. Sea School Ties. Toy Sailors. Eight Male Ingénues in Search of an Auteur.

Second Capsule: Sometimes when you add your prerogatives as boys, sons, rich kids, and Americans the load gets heavy! Good shipwreck.

VOR:   The sundering of the ship is fearsome, technically precise, and limned with emotion—at last, on every count. Scott fans won't be sorry to catch it. Still, vapid and retrograde.

Photo © 1996 Buena Vista Pictures/Hollywood Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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