The Watchlist: Civil War | Third Space

The Watchlist: Civil War

Ben McEachen joins Russ Matthews for one of the year's most talked about films
Tue 16 Apr 2024


Bible reference(s): Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Civil War

Russ Matthews & Ben McEachen discuss Alex Garland's controversial film and how this affected both reviewers differently. This movie is worth seeing this year. Listen in to find out why...

Civil War contains mature content: violence and language (Be sure to read the rating for this film prior to viewing)

Film Summary: Alex Garland embeds the audience into the centre of the action as it unfolds with a team of journalists trying to get the story affecting the country out to the world. Photojournalist Lee Smith (Kirsten Dunst) leads a small team that foresees the downfall of the current administration and strives to get to Washington, DC, before the Western forces. Yet, the journey is marked by precarious situations in every community as anarchy and confusion have taken over the country since law enforcement has been disbanded. Their press credentials allow the team to move through each community and even provide them access to local battle scenes that occur along the way. As Lee tries to protect and mentor the aspiring photographer, Jessie (Cailee Spaeny), her Reuter’s partner, Joel (Wagner Moura), attempts to navigate the backroads of America to get them to the nation’s capital before it falls.

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