Jessica Chastain shines in an otherwise drawn-out biopic
Aaron Sorkin has written many great films such as The Social Network and Steve Jobs. In his directorial debut, he tells a story we tend not to see on the big screen: a flawed independent woman running her own business. However, Sorkin’s obsession with dialogue and writing leads Molly’s Game caught in its own game.
A zookeeper’s sad and empowering story is brought to screen with a terrific performance by Jessica Chastain
World War II, a difficult subject for most yet a story Hollywood always continues to tell. Not to say that reminding people of history is bad; indeed we must be remembered in order to not duplicate this horrific and terrible tragedy. There are plenty of untold stories to be told from many points of view. Hollywood has continually told Holocaust stories from a man’s point of view. The Zookeeper’s Wife is here to show us this terrible tragedy once more but this time with a fresh new twist – a heroic woman’s point of view.