Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside-down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art known as The Goldfinch.
Loved Deakins' cinematography in the movie - flawless and the reason I went on opening night. The last 25% of movie, strictly from a screenplay perspective, gets a bit convoluted, but that might be because I have not read the book and walked into it completely unaware of reviews and plot. The acting from the young Theo boy was impeccable - and Nicole Kidman, despite only a supporting role, was also superb. Luke Wilson - crushes it, as well!
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