Darkest Hour is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement (2007) and stars Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn and Kristin Scott Thomas. The movie tells the story of Winston Churchill’s most defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation…
I’ll see this because Oldman is great and it sounds as though he may have nailed Churchill’s voice. There’s also Churchill’s very famous inspirational quotes to look forward to.
You’d think that I’d be more than ready to watch a documentary about the very talented late actor Heath Ledger, nearly ten years after his untimely passing, but you’d be wrong. His deservedly revered performance in The Dark Knight (2008), remains one of the best character embodiments I’ve ever seen on screen; a performance so perfectly measured and mesmerising that I missed him terribly each time the camera pointed elsewhere.
Directed by Adrian Buitenhuis and Derik Murray, I Am Heath Ledger is a new documentary that celebrates Ledger’s life as an actor, artist and icon. Featuring interviews with those who knew him best personally and professionally, I Am Heath Ledger provides an intimate look through Ledger’s own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey…
I know that one day I’ll sit down and watch this documentary. That day will just take a little longer to get here.
Naomi Watts, Emile Hirsch, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Mendelsohn and Brokeback Mountain (2005) director Ang Lee are some of the friends and colleagues featured, along with family.
Riz Ahmed, Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn’s latest film Una is based on the playwright David Harrower’s play Blackbird, a story about a young woman’s journey to reclaim her past. After seeing the photo of a man she used to know as a young girl, she tracks him down and shows up unexpectedly…
Rogue One – A Star Wars Story… That’s right; starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Forrest Whitaker and Genevieve O’reilly, we have another new Star Wars movie…
I’m going to admit that I’m not very excited about this one. But then again, I’m still yet to watch a single Star Wars film. Reason being, fantasy generally isn’t my favourite genre. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but notice that the teaser trailer makes this film look more ‘low budget’ thanStar Wars – Episode 7- The Force Awakens. it may be because it is.
Those who really love the franchise likely won’t agree, but I’m just thinking, isn’t this overkill? It still feels like The Force Awakens was released just yesterday.
Instead of J.J. Abrams, Gareth Edwards is directing. Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Aris and Donnie Yen also star.
It’s always exciting when you look into the eyes of the character an actor is portraying and it’s immediately clear that you’re about to experience something more than interesting. I first saw Jack O’Connell in the very well edited and scored trailer for this movie, Starred Up and within seconds I just knew.
Also starring another great British talent Ben Mendelsohn, Starred Up is a brilliantly executed film that follows an explosively violent young man, Eric Love, from the day he’s transferred from a juvenile institution, to the adult prison where his father also happens to reside.Watching the father son relationship really helps answer the most important question for me, and that’s how it is that Eric came to be where he is.
As is often the case in horror movies, because Starred Up is, in a way just that, you’ll find yourself wanting Eric to make it out of jail, in one piece, as soon as possible.
Part of the magic that makes Starred Up so good is the fact that at no point as you watch the film are you actually ever really sure that the young Love will make it. In fact, as time goes on, such a prospect appears more and more unlikely which makes for very tense, gritty and memorable viewing.
If you didn’t already believe that ending up in jail is really best avoided, this movie will convince you, especially if you’re a teenager. Also, as you watch this film, the idea that your own parents might not be so bad after all may come to mind more than once.
Every single performance Starred Up is great. What a brilliant choice casting Jack O’Connell proved to be.Watch this moviefor the ‘realness’ and O’Connell’s excellence – from this moment on I’m a massive fan.