The Mission: What And How Do You Believe? — 4 years ago
This was an interesting movie. From the image of Robert DeNiro brandishing a sword on the cover I thought it was going to involve a swashbuckling adventure, but it’s really a much quieter story about character and determination. Robert DeNiro is interestingly subdued as a former slaver-turned-Jesuit, and Jeremy Irons does well as the head of the order. And the story plays out in beautiful old buildings and gorgeous scenery. Plus, the score is by the always-excellent Ennio Morricone, who puts in some of his best work (in my opinion). It might be a little light, plot-wise, but it’s a beautiful and poignant tale about figuring out what you believe, and then standing up for it in your own way.