[Review] ‘THE CURRENT WAR’ a bio-drama charged with layered storytelling, magnetic performances

[Review] ‘THE CURRENT WAR’ a bio-drama charged with layered storytelling, magnetic performances

THE CURRENT WAR, about the competition between Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) to light the world, is equally a performance and storytelling showcase. Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL) faced many obstacles in getting his third feature to the big screen (including the Harvey Weinstein scandal and studio meddling). Still, after two years of headaches, five additional scenes and rework, Gomez-Rejon has powered fall with one of the year’s best films.

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