Generation Film Lists David Michôd’s “War Machine” as No. 7 in Top 25 Most Anticipated Films of 2016


David is most certainly getting some praise from those, like me, anticipating War Machine this year.  From Generation Film:

7. War Machine

Director: David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover)

Cast: Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, Meg Tilly, Scoot McNairy, Emory Cohen, Will Poulter

Synopsis (from IMDB): A satire of America’s war with Afghanistan with a focus on the people running the campaign

Thoughts: Darkness has defined director David Michôd’s work, whether it’s been his sensational directorial debut in the Australian gangster drama Animal Kingdom (2010) or his drenched in cynicism post-apocalyptic moral study in The Rover (2014). Even his one-off Hollywood script for the unsentimental, black comedy Hesher (2010) was immensely downtrodden, though its potential was butchered in direction by not being in his own hands. Returning to the realm to the darkest side of comedy is an attempt of finding humor in war with War Machine, what could perhaps be described as a modernized version of Robert Altman’s Mash (1970). Getting the Netflix original treatment, it’s safe to say this could make traction with awards contenders and even get more notice than Cary Jo Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation (2015) did just last year. An outsider’s perspective might not always be welcome, but Michôd’s writing combined with his directing abilities have proven to be a thrilling combination.”

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