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  • Darkest Hour: Review, Cast and Director

    The man who steered the UK to victory was the master of rhetoric who used words with devastating effect and Anoushka Ravi Shankar’s ex-spouse Joe Wright employs some of the finest speeches by Winston Churchill in this biopic to reveal the heart, soul and mind of the PM of a small island nation facing the might of Nazi Germany during World War…

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  • 12 Strong movie: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Film: 12 Strong Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, William Fichtner, Michael Pena, Naveed Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Elsa Pataky Director: Nicolai Fuglsig Rating: * * * * Endowed with fine actors, this feel good war drama based on declassified info narrates the story of America’s initial response to 9/11, through a special…

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  • The Commuter movie: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Film: The Commuter Cast: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, Shazad Latif, Dean Charles-Chapman Director: Jaume Collett-Serra Rating: * * * What would you do if you had been laid off, deep in debt and a stranger makes you an offer that seems too good to resist? Would you…

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  • The Post: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Every day in every way, Spielberg gets better and better and better. His new film, The Post is a tense drama which spotlights The Washington Post’s rivalry with The New York Times and focuses on the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. It ends with the infamous Watergate burglary that would lead to the ouster…

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  • Paddington 2: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Aimed at children, Paddington 2, the delightful live action-toon sequel to 2015’s widescreen adaptation of Michael Bond’s classic books about a bear, has a wonderful star cast, ample comedy and inspirational themes which we, adults can also benefit from: such as kindness and compassion (whose wellspring is a kind and loving heart). In chapter one,…

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  • Downsizing: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Small is beautiful. So, suggests Downsizing, a sci-fi comic fantasy which employs the conceit of the Malthusian theory of over-population to make a brilliant point. Acclaimed director Payne has co-scripted with Jim Taylor, a film which posits the possibility of downsizing—a process of miniaturising people – as a tool to save the world. As the…

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    Pitch Perfect 3 Movie: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Pitch Perfect 3 Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, John Lithgow, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Hailee Stanfield, Hanna Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, John Michael Higgins Directed: Trish Sie Sam old, same old. Chapter three in the musical franchise helmed by Trish Sie reunites the cast of preceding instalments, who belt out…

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  • All the Money in the World movie: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: All the Money in the World Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Charlie Plummer Director: Ridley Scott Rating: * * * * Remember the Beatles song Money Can’t Buy Me Love? The title of this smash song hit could well have served as the strap-line for the venerable Ridley Scott’s latest film, a crime…

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  • Insidious: The Last Key movie- Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Insidious: The Last Key Cast: Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, Marcus Henderson Directed By: Adam Robitel Rating: * * * Adam Robitel ably directs this horror thriller from a hit franchise scripted by Leigh Saw Whannell –…

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  • Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle movie: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Alex Wolff, Missi Pyle Director: Jake Kasdan Rating: * * * Possession and Darwin’s survival of the fittest gets a new spin in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as Hollywood…

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  • Ferdinand movie: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Ferdinand Cast: (voiced by) John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, David Tennant, Jeremy Sisto, Lily Day Director: Carlos Saldanha Rating: * * * From Carlos Saldanha, director of the wonderful “Rio” comes this delightful animated adaptation of a classic children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand” which is all about a bull of the same…

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  • Hare Krishna Movie: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Hare Krishna! Cast: Swami Srila Prabhupada, Allen Ginsberg, the Beatles Director: John Griersser Rating: * * * This engrossing documentary produced by ISKCON devotees pays homage to the founder who at the venerable age of 71 sailed on a Scindia ship from Calcutta to the West to proclaim Krishna Consciousness. All that Srila Prabhupada…

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