Tag Archives: Drama

Review – Darkest Hour

One of the most famous individuals of the 20th century, Winston Churchill, is the focus for the new historical drama Darkest Hour – with director Joe Wright. Set in a 3 week period during 1940, we see Churchill coming to power and near immediately facing the pressures from his own party to seek a potential compromise with the German army,

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Review – The Founder

The latest film by director John Lee Hancock (previously directed Saving Mr Banks and The Blind Side) is the 2016 biopic drama The Founder. The film is written by Robert D. Siegel whose most known work was 2008’s The Wrestler. The tells the story of Ray Kroc played by Michael Keaton, a middle aged milkshake machine salesman in 1950’s USA,

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Review – Vertigo

The second film by Alfred Hitchcock in the Alphabet Challenge is for V and ‘Vertigo’ from 1958. One of the four films that James Stewart would make with Hitchock, and only two that were not overtly a more theatre setting, Vertigo is a dark pyschological thriller. Stewart plays¬†John “Scottie” Ferguson a police detective in San Francisco, who has retired following

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Review – Hidden Figures

The new film by director Theodore Melfi is the drama Hidden Figures which follows the tale of 3 african american ladies working in different jobs at Nasa through the 1960’s. It is co written by Melfi with Allison Schroeder, based on the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The three ladies are each working to attempt to support the

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