Thirty years after the original Mad Max trilogy ended, the best in the series arrives out of nowhere and ignites the screen. When most other filmmakers consider retirement, George Miller has crafted an essential of modern action cinema.
An excellent Jeremy Renner and a galaxy of co-stars grant murky CIA conspiracy thriller 'Kill the Messenger' the kind of soap box it demands. Riveting, even if it runs out of steam just before the finish.
With 'American Sniper', Bradley Cooper proves he is one of this generation's finest performers. Don't take potshots at the film's one-sided look on the war's enemies; the film's sole target is the fragility of man.