Allied ★★★½

Turns out the real war ... was love.

(And World War II.)

((But also love.))

Wasn't crazy about Brad Pitt's performance. I think he’s maybe going for a Bogart thing, brooding and betraying no emotions. When the film becomes entirely about emotions, it suffers as a result. Otherwise, Zemeckis has another very solid historical drama on his hands. After his mildly disastrous mo-cap period, his gift for blending big special effects with genuine human drama has returned him to near the top of my list of favorite studio directors.

Also I’m a total Oscar idiot, but this thing has gotta be a lock for the Best Costume Design award. If it’s not at least nominated, I’ll eat my Gymkata sword.

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