War Horse (2011)

Steven Spielberg directs Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and Peter Mullan in this WWI drama following a handsome horse’s exploitation throughout the ‘Great War’.

What if Forrest Gump was a horse? I avoided this as animal cruelty, even if only simulated, really seems to effect me. I shouldn’t have worried as essentially this is a family film. Spielberg does a big visual love letter to the cinema of John Ford and the character credits of “French Horse Auctioneer” followed by “French Butcher” turn out not to be the doomed spoilers I thought they’d be. Well constructed, quite beautiful at times.


Perfect Double Bill: Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

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