Until a film is made about the Arctic Convoys, this is as close as I’ll get to seeing what my grandfather experienced in WWII.
Tom Hanks is basically perfect in any role - but especially when it’s in the role of Captain. Was great to see him alongside the talented Stephen Graham too. In fact, the whole cast gave credible performances which helped ramp up the tension.
More films should get to the point like this. Its 90 minute runtime…
22 minutes of putting your life in perspective.
Take your pick:
- The old lonely lady that just wanted a grater
- The eyes of amazement of 2 kids rifling through random objects
- The old man who just wanted to escape the village
These people will pull at your heart strings. Potatoes as a currency is something I had only ever heard of from Stalin-era Russia. I didn't realise this was still very much a way of life in rural areas of Georgia.
Great little documentary that could've easily been longer, albeit super depressing as it is.
I had been waiting to see this film for 12 years - ever since I read The Dirt as a teenager. It doesn't disappoint. In fact, it was way more enjoyable and fun than I thought it would be. It's cringeworthy, cheesy as hell and over-the-top - but then so is 80s rock. The Dirt seems self-aware of this though and doesn't take itself too seriously. It regularly breaks that fourth wall to hilarious effect.
It's basically a comedy with…