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2001, Revisited

2001, Revisited On the fiftieth anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Mark Wegierski reassesses this epoch making film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) brought together Stanley Kubrick, one of the most accomplished directors of the cinema, with renowned science fiction writer … Continue reading

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The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour Main Cast: Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill Kristin Scott Thomas as Clementine Churchill Ben Mendelsohn as George VI Lily James as Elizabeth Layton Ronald Pickup as Neville Chamberlain Stephen Dillane as Edward Wood, 3rd Viscount Halifax Nicholas … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin A film directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the comic book Death of Stalin, by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, reviewed by ROBERT HENDERSON Main Cast  Jeffrey Tambor as Georgy Malenkov – Deputy General Secretary Steve Buscemi … Continue reading

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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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