Saturday, April 25, 2015

Movie Review: In ‘The Water Diviner,’ Russell Crowe Revisits Gallipoli

By Manholda Dargis
HOLLYWOOD---For “The Water Diviner,” his muddled directorial debut about love in the time of war and dissemblance, Russell Crowe wanted to go full David Lean while nodding at Peter Weir’s “Gallipoli.” Like many filmmakers, Mr. Crowe also wanted to tidy up history to suit his dramatic needs. He plays Joshua Connor, a widowed Australian farmer who four years after the Gallipoli campaign of 1915-16 goes to Turkey to find his three missing sons. [link]