The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

Directed by Clint Eastwood

On Aug. 21, 2015, the world watches in stunned silence as the media reports a thwarted terrorist attack on a train that's bound for Paris -- an attempt prevented by three young Americans traveling together through Europe. The heroic and courageous actions of Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone help to save the lives of more than 500 passengers on board.

[T]here's no working filmmaker who more accurately depicts the America that I see whenever I drive through it. The America of Clint's post-American Sniper output is an America of shitty bungalows and cheap apartments and ugly strip malls and crumbling legion halls, all shot in a very matter-of-fact style that doesn't rub your nose in ugliness, but doesn't manufacture any prettiness for you either. Populating these bleak landscapes are unremarkable characters (most of them based on real people) on a path of downward mobility […].

Will Sloan