We talked a lot about “revolutions” in plenty of contexts: the scientific revolution, Darwinian evolution, Big Data, Haitian Revolution, Political cartoons, etc.. Maybe except for Khalid Albaih, no other presenter had any personal experience with what I consider a real political “revolution” except for Professor Perez.
When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier.
Rising director Cary Fukunaga has quite the versatile resume: True Detective, It, and most recently Maniac -- but his most critically acclaimed work is this harrowing drama about child soldiers in Africa. Idris Elba gives a powerhouse performance as a ruthless war lord of a rebel army that recruits and trains children. Unflinchingly looking at a brutal reality, Beasts of No Nation is an important and ambitious achievement.