Eye in the Sky
Cinema has the ability to take the complex issues of our world and put a human face on them through powerful storytelling. Which is why we often say "believe in the power of film." Our next Rialto Recommends is 2016's EYE IN THE SKY which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. A lieutenant general (Alan Rickman) and a colonel (Helen Mirren) face political opposition after ordering a drone missile strike to take out a group of suicide bombers in Nairobi, Kenya. As taut as it is timely, EYE IN THE SKY offers a powerfully acted -- and unusually cerebral -- spin on the modern wartime political thriller. The Washington Post said "This is the rare military drama that conveys both the graphic physical effects of war and its lingering psychic cost." While Rolling Stone said "Rickman deserves our salute, as does a film that honors his fierce intelligence." EYE IN THE SKY is streaming on Hulu and Kanopy or is available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, and others HERE. Check out EYE IN THE SKY. We bet you'll be on the edge of your seat.