Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Director: James Mangold Run Time: 154 min. Release Year: 2023
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Finding himself in a new era, approaching retirement, Indy wrestles with fitting into a world that seems to have outgrown him. But as the tentacles of an all-too-familiar evil return in the form of an old rival, Indy must don his hat and pick up his whip once more to make sure an ancient and powerful artifact doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005), which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017). Mangold also wrote and directed Cop Land (1997), starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Liotta.
“If this is the final Indiana Jones movie, as it most likely will be, it’s nice to see that they stuck the landing.” ~ Steve Pond, The Wrap
“The damn thing is fun. Mangold may not have the young Spielberg’s musical flair for extravagant action choreography (who does?), but he is a tougher, leaner director, using a tighter frame and keeping his camera close.” ~ Bilge Ebiri, Vulture