Because of all the heavy “dream into dream” bits, this film gets short thrift for its insightful examination of the weight of grief. Not just Leo’s but Cillian Murphys as well. It’s just a brilliant movie through and through. It’s also in the top three in regards to best cast of the decade.
An incredibly intimate and moving picture about the people of Hale County, Alabama, told with little to no narrative structure. Instead what we are presented with moments of life itself - unfolding in a poetic beauty that might seem mundane but, given the proper perspective, is nothing short of profound.
Director RaMell Ross lingers patiently on his subjects allowing them the breathing room to be observed in as human a way as possible. His subjects help tell the story…
Imagine living in a war zone. Imagine your favorite restaurant, your neighbors' house, any place you go, turned to rubble￼￼. Imagine your children knowing the difference between a cluster bomb and other types of tools of mass devastation. Imagine never knowing what tomorrow holds but knowing that you will be scared. For Sama is a film documenting the rebellion in Syria through the eyes of a woman documenting the story of her homeland for her young daughter Sama. With all…