A huge win for representation.
It is thrilling to anticipate the fate of Whip Whitaker -- who could face serious jail time for drinking, flying, crashing and killing six people even though he saved some ninety others. You will find yourself on the edge of your seat in Flight's final suspenseful courtroom scene.
Flight is the story of a flawed man enabled by the fact that he rarely loses control. That a hotel mini-bar can be scarier than a plane flailing in midair is a measure of this classic cautionary tale, one of the best pictures as award season approaches.