1917

SHO | 9:00 pm

One of the most acclaimed films of 2019 was this taut British combat epic from director Sam Mendes, who also co-wrote the screenplay drawn in part from World War I stories his paternal grandfather used to tell him. George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman head the enormous ensemble cast as a pair of young British soldiers entrusted with delivering a vital message calling off a doomed attack by Allied forces. Roger Deakins earned an Oscar for his cinematography, which gave the impression the film was two continuous shots.