Friday, 16 June 2017
WAR MACHINE 
Loosely based on the real life events of the firing of General Stanley A. McChrystal, Brad Pitt turns in a strong performance as a celebrated general who, while serving in Afghanistan, is put under the microscope by a Rolling Stone journalist.
It's not too subtle and takes the piss out of proud America and it's military with a heavy hammer. It takes turns being funny, scary and sad but never seems to find a solid footing to make the impact it intends to. Fortunately it's aided by an excellent cast, some making strong impressions with only a few minutes of screen-time. It's a case of "tell me something I don't already know" but at least it's got some great honest moments to make some of it memorable.
3 excellent reasons not to switch seats out of 5