Unbroken (Dir. Angelina Jolie, 2014)
Angelina Jolie has endured quite the career. From a misguided supermodel to a sociopathic patient in a mental ward, to a grieving mother during the Great Depression, to Lara Croft, she has obtained a well rounded resume as one of this generation’s most eclectic and well-versed actresses.
However, within the past decade she has decided to pull an “Affleck”- directing. And while she did not hit the ground running with her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), as Ben Affleck had with his Gone Baby Gone (2007), she has definitely stepped up her game behind the camera of her upcoming, Oscar-baited film Unbroken.
The film follows a young man who, despite his rebellious youth, becomes an Olympian athlete as a young adult. When he is drafted into the army to combat opposing forces during WWII, he is detained in a Japanese military camp, where he is tested both physically and otherwise.
The trailer shows a fantastically shot, acted, and written piece that is bound to contend among the best of 2014 come award season.