Oscars Friday #6- Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg has emerged to be one of the most versatile directors of Hollywood. He has explored a plethora of genres during his career, with movies like Jaws, Schindler’s List, Indiana Jones, Minority Report,…………….under his hood,

Having seen Spielberg’s other historical dramas like Schindler’s List, Lincoln and Munich, I had great expectations from Bridge of Spies. I was expecting something like Munich, given the theme of the movie. But it turned out to be a bit different. Rather than adopting a tense environment like Spielberg did with Munich, he tackled the plot with light humor wherever possible.

In short, the movie explores the strength of human principles. How these principles can guide your actions in toughest of situations and help you to make the right decisions. Tom Hanks again shows his versatility as an actor by delivering a commendable performance. The movie is a great example that you don’t always need cars and guns to keep the audience at the edge of their seats.

Oscar Verdict-With movies like Spotlight, The Martian and The Revenant in the competition, it is really difficult for Bridge of Spies to win the Best Picture. It is nominated for the total of six categories.

IMDb-“During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.”

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