Monday, January 23

Eye in the Sky (2015)

Wikipedia - "Eye in the Sky is a 2015 British thriller film starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Barkhad Abdi. The film, directed by Gavin Hood based on a screenplay by Guy Hibbert, features drone warfare. Filming began in South Africa in September 2014. ... The movie opens in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya, where Alia Mo'Allim (Aisha Takow), a preteen girl, twirls a hula hoop that was just made by her father in their backyard. British Army Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren) wakes up early in the morning and hears that an undercover British/Kenyan agent has been murdered by the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. From Northwood Headquarters she then begins her no-nonsense command of a mission to capture high-level Al-Shabaab militants meeting in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. ..."
Roger Ebert
Guardian: Eye in the Sky review – a morality tale of modern warfare (Video)
NY Times: ‘Eye in the Sky,’ Drone Precision vs. Human Failings (Video)
YouTube: Eye in the Sky Official North American Trailer (2015) - Aaron Paul, Helen Mirren War Thriller HD