JFK (50TH ANNIVERSARY)


1991 – THEATRICAL RELEASE

1993 – DIRECTOR’S CUT

CANDLES 10

A TOP TEN FILM!

At 12:30pm (18:30 UTC) on 22nd November 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This re-post is posted to mark the moment of the 50th Anniversary of that tragic and generation defining event.

A gripping and highly complex drama/thriller based around the true and supposed events surrounding the assassination of JFK.

This film passionately presents in argument that he was assassinated by members of his own government, and whist on paper Oliver Stone is saying such, the film spins a complex web of theories and conclusions that suggest and dismiss and reignite themselves, leaving a whole host of culprits.

But second shooter, Bell Helicopter, or Johnson’s coup or not, this film demonstrates the power of politics meeting celluloid, dazzling its audience with such a plausible argument and presenting it with such zeal that by the time you take a breath, you’re not sure what to believe; and often opt for the easy choice, taking on board the smoke and mirrors.

But when all is said and done, this is just a movie, and like the books it is based upon, not fact, just theory. But as a film, this is powerful and persuasive stuff…

N.B. This review was originally posted in 2010. 

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