Movie | Unconventional, minimalist war film The Wall charts new ground, Hitchcock-style
by Bob Brown
Posted 5/16/17, 09:52 am
Had Alfred Hitchcock made a genre-busting war movie, it might have looked like The Wall. In the film, the camera never leaves an acre of sand broiling under the Middle Eastern sun and lost in horizon-to-horizon barrenness. Director Doug Liman, who produced The Bourne Identity, nudges his one-act drama forward through minute twists. The story fixes on a solitary soldier’s struggle to survive a hidden enemy’s psychological and martial assault.