Dir: Sam Mendes
Cast: Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth
UK/US, 2019, 119 mins
An immersive WWI thriller in which two British soldiers are tasked with crossing enemy territory in order to warn a cut-off battalion that they are walking into a trap set by the Germans. Doing their best to avoid being detected, they soon find that danger can come in many forms, including booby traps and collateral battle damage. Unfolding in real time and seemingly consisting of a single take, this is an impressive technical achievement which captures trench warfare with raw, startling immediacy.