EYE IN THE SKY – A Review By Gadi Elkon

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Writer Guy Hibbert and Director Gavin Hood impressively have created a thoughtful look into the modern warfare of drone strikes with, EYE IN THE SKY.  Working with a stellar cast of talented actors Guy and Gavin have created a wonderful conversation starter.  The film releases this week click through for my full review of the film.

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EYE IN THE SKY is a film that doesn't answer the profound questions that linger about the usage of drone strikes in modern militaries, but it surely does allow for a fun heated dialog to happen.  The ability for the film to smartly bridges numerous governments and countries into the film help make this a global discussion.  There are three elements I was really impressed with regarding the film.

CASTING CHOICES –

Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman brought such a great respectability and it's such an amazing fun farewell to see Rickman in one of his final roles.

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Young Americans like Aaron Paul and award-winning international actors like Barkhad Abdi help bring a reality to the film's diversity. 

TOUGH BUTTON ISSUES –

Gavin Hood doesn't shy away from dark or profound questions with his film choices and this one is a great example of a bold choice.  The subject matter and the plot help ask the what if questions need to be discussed.  Eye In The Sky doesn't shy away from making necessary choices for how a situation would unfold.  The feeling of this is just another day away from happening made the film have a real creepy quality.  Overall a wonderful conversation starter of a film and that is refreshing to see in March!  Bleecker Street Media has a slew of a great editorials on their films' important issues and note worthy elements.  Here is one about the significance of war in/on film.

TECHNOLOGY/CAMERA WORK-

Great camera work by Haris Zambarloukos (LOCKE & THOR) is both intimate in moments and fast-paced action chaos seconds later.  And fun inventive drone use with birds and bugs!!  This scene helps showcase some of the surveillance equipment.

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The team behind the film tried to keep everything realistic and this story helps explain all the real-life crossovers.

Don't miss out on this well crafted entertaining film.

For more information on the film please visit Bleecker Street Media's website, here.

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