V for Vendetta
2005
****
Director: James McTeigue
Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Stephen Fry

In the near future Britain has turned into an Orwellian society where dissidents are jailed or killed. A mysterious masked terrorist called V wants to bring change, or is he just hungry for revenge? This captivating and highly entertaining dystopia is based on Alan Moore’s comic book and scripted by the Wachowski brothers. The action scenes are stylistically (uncomfortably) close to those in The Matrix films, but at least they serve a consistently gripping story. The Nazi references could have been a bit less obvious, though (the leader’s name is Sutler).