Hacksaw Ridge ★★★★

A vivid, messy biopic about a madman, directed by a madman. I haven’t been on board with Gibson as a director to date, but this is a singular experience, equal parts Sergeant York and Saving Private Ryan. It captures a maniacal fervor like few films I can recall, and if I found the experience of spending time with Garfield’s unhinged Desmond Doss unpleasant, that’s probably to the film’s credit.