Review: “Darkest Hour”

3.5 out of 5 stars. Gary Oldman is one of the most talented and prolific actors working today, but it’s now, more than 30 years into his career, that we get what will likely be his most memorable achievement.  In “Darkest Hour,” the new historical drama from director Joe Wright, Oldman plays newly-appointed British Prime […]

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The 5 Best Movies of the Summer

I’ve been taking a break from watching and reviewing current films for a bit, as we ease out of summer and into fall.  This time of year is one of the slowest for big movie releases, but even this summer at its peak was one of the slowest ones box office-wise in recent memory.  Despite […]

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Review: “Dunkirk”

4 out of 5 stars. Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” begins with an unexpected quietness, as a group of British soldiers roam the streets of that all-but-abandoned French city that, as the text at the beginning of the film states, is the site of the Allied soldiers’ retreat after the 1940 invasion of France by Nazi Germany.  […]

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