This biopic tells the story of war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), who was killed in Syria while documenting the country's bloody civil war. An award-winning journalist who lost an eye while reporting in Sri Lanka, she teams up with freelance photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) and combats her own demons of PTSD and alcoholism while boldly chasing down dangerous but vital stories. Directed by Matthew Heineman.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
Becoming Marie Colvin
Women in the World Summit Q&A - featuring cast and director
Requiem for A Private War - inspiration behind the original song by renowned musician Annie Lennox
A Private War is a powerful and provocative film about the life of a war correspondent. Reminds me of an old Chinese proverb The cobra seeks to fix the eye of the bird, before it strikes. In that moment of looking at each other, each accepts their role - predator and prey. Fear creates the victim. Yet, something in the bird makes it seek the eye of the cobra. She was addicted to the adrenaline rush
I might seem naive but I didn’t know who Marie Colvin was before this movie but because of it I learned about a fascinating journalists and her quest for the truth to be told about the horrors of war. Rosamund Pike gave a strong and memorable performance of Colvin (watched interviews of her just to compare and a documentary about her struggles to get her story told the way she wanted it to) and breathed new life into what could have been a snooze fest of a predictable Oscar bait role but turned out to be pretty amazing.
Pike was fantastic portraying a person determined and ultimately obsessed to the point of her own demise in helping others around the world. A beautifully told simultaneously uplifting and tragic presentation of true events.
I wish Best Buy still had a music section. I also wish they sold more movies a much wider selection of old and new films. The “treasure bins are annoying to look through and people often put things in there that don’t belong. I won’t even bother looking through them anymore it takes a good 20 minutes to see what’s in there and it’s a shame cause it’s a good price
This was a great movie and the depiction of a person who suffers from PTSD that was not in the military, was riviting. Pike's performance was spectacular and her journey throughout the film kept wanting to know more.