-MOVIE OF THE WEEK- '71 (2014)
Jack O'Connell plays a young new recruit to the British Army, whom is thrown into the middle of a conflict that is going on in Belfast, 1971. Left behind due to several setbacks, this starts the gears turning for what is a nail-bitting thriller, as he has to fight hard to keep himself alive. It is both emotionally authentic and politically conscious, which strikes for the sense of realism, to the point that it almost feels documentarian. The excellent direction from Yann Demange, which harkens back to the Walter Hill classic, "The Warriors", makes him one of the most prominent new voices of the British Cinema.