The Midnight Sky – Drama
Category – Movie
Content – George Clooney stars and directs this space odyssey. While Augustine is left in the Arctic on earth, a space mission is being completed to another planet (discovered by Augustine many years prior). Now, Earth is all but extinct and he must warn the mission to not return back to Earth. He thinks he is alone in the Arctic, giving himself dialysis, and suddenly discovers a young girl is there! Now, desperate to warn the mission, he and Iris begin their journey across the snowy conditions to another outpost. While this is happening, Sully and the space mission run into their own dilemmas in space. Will Augustine be able to warn them in time? While the cinematography of this film is beautiful, almost mesmerizing, the film is pretty slow. And we picked up on the “secret” to the movie about half way in, so it was pretty predictable. A beautifully shot movie, just a one time watch kind of film for sure. This scores a 7 out of 10.
Acting – George Clooney does a remarkable job as Augustine. So of the scenes are incredibly intense, and knowing he also had to direct himself makes the acting even better. New to the acting scene is the little girl playing Iris, Caoilinn Springall. Since her character really does not speak, her facial expressions are crucial to move the film forward, which she does perfectly. I hope we see more of this young actress! Commanding the space mission is Felicity Jones and David Oyelowo. Both do a stellar job is their performances, respectfully. All in all, the acting is Superb! Score is 9 out of 10.
Duration – 1 hr 58 mins. Movie can be very slow at times, but it is a good one time watch for the cinematography and acting. As always, the FYC dramas tend to be long and slow at times. This gets a 7 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for The Midnight Sky – 23 out of 30.
Recommended Watch – This one is good for a one time watch I think. PS There is a space blood scene that has never been done and is really quite remarkable!
OSCAR BUZZ – I believe George Clooney will get a nomination. Best Actor or Best Director – not sure? Cinematography might get one too – Along with Best Score. I think Alexandre Desplat is a shoe-in for that Nom!