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Atomic Blonde (2017) – in cinemas from Friday, August 4

Oscar winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.

The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style, Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2). Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel series “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston and illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay.

What stands out most about Atomic Blonde is just how well made it is. The technical aspects are far above average for a simple action movie. The cinematography is beautiful. There is great use of the rule of thirds, creating gorgeous on screen compilations. The editing works hand-in-hand with this, making for really spectacular transitions that only enhance the overall film. David Leitch does a brilliant job directing.

 

More info on this movie can be found at the official web page www.atomicblonde.com 

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