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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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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Review: “Hacksaw Ridge”

4.5 out of 5 stars. It has been ten years since Mel Gibson’s last directorial effort, “Apocalypto,” was released to mixed reviews.  But controversial figure though he may be, Gibson makes a soaring comeback with his new film, “Hacksaw Ridge,” based on the true story of World War II hero Desmond Doss. In the opening of […]

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