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The Reluctant Saint

The Reluctant Saint  Film directed by Edward Dmytrk, reviewed by Thomas O Meehan  A few days ago watching Turner Classic Movies I caught the film The Reluctant Saint (1962). It was strikingly like the religious films of my youth in its poor … Continue reading

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Churchill

Churchill Cast: Brian Cox as Winston Churchill Miranda Richardson as Clementine Churchill John Slattery as Dwight D. Eisenhower James Purefoy as King George VI Julian Wadham as General Bernard Montgomery Danny Webb as Field Marshall Alan Brooke Jonathan Aris as … Continue reading

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Dunkirk

Dunkirk Cast: Fionn Whitehead as Tommy, a British Army private Tom Glynn-Carney as Peter, Mr Dawson’s son Mark Rylance as Mr Dawson, a mariner and Peter’s father Jack Lowden as Pilot Officer Collins, a Royal Air Force Spitfire pilot Harry … Continue reading

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The Big Short

  The Big Short Film review by Robert Henderson Director: Adam McKay Main cast Christian Bale as Dr. Michael Burry, a fund manager running Scion Capital Steve Carell as Mark Baum, the manager of Wall Street hedge fund, Front Point … Continue reading

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The Hateful 8

The Hateful 8 Film review by Robert Henderson Director and narrator, Quentin Tarantino Main cast Samuel L Jackson as Major Marquis Warren a.k.a. “The Bounty Hunter” Kurt Russell as John Ruth a.k.a. “The Hangman” Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue … Continue reading

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Brexit: the Movie

Brexit: the Movie Directed and narrated by Martin Durkin, reviewed by Robert Henderson As an instrument to rally the leave vote this film is severely flawed. It starts promisingly by stressing the loss of sovereignty, the lack of democracy in … Continue reading

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Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! Directed by the Coen brothers, reviewed by Dr John K Press  Hail, Caesar! is another Coen Brothers masterpiece. Culturist themes abound in this film (see www.culturism.us). We can take it as a parable asking us to choose between … Continue reading

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The Revenant

The Revenant Main cast: Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald Domhnall Gleeson as Andrew Henry Will Poulter as Jim Bridger Forrest Goodluck as Hawk, Glass’s son Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Film Review by Robert Henderson The … Continue reading

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The Martian

The Martian Film Review by Robert Henderson Main cast: Matt Damon as Mark Watney (botanist, engineer) Kristen Wiig as Annie Montrose, NASA spokesperson (Director, Media Relations) Jeff Daniels as Theodore “Teddy” Sanders, Director of NASA Michael Peña as Major Rick … Continue reading

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Legend

Legend Film Review by ROBERT HENDERSON Director, Brian Helgeland Main cast: Tom Hardy as Ronald “Ronnie” Kray and Reginald “Reggie” Kray Emily Browning as Frances Shea Christopher Eccleston as Leonard “Nipper” Read, the Detective Superintendent responsible for taking down the … Continue reading

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