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The Post comes across as a film with similar emotional impact to the likes of Spotlight (a highly recommended investigative journalism movie), but it sorely missed the mark.
It follows the real-life story of the Washington Post in the 1960s, a paper passed down to Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) who is struggling to keep the company financially afloat. Then, a big story breaks as government secrets relating to the Vietnam war are leaked – this massive story could make or break the paper.
But with the New York Times already being threatened with legal action for publishing only part of the information now available, Katherine is reluctant to allow editor-in-chief Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) to publish the story for fear of bankrupting the paper. Meanwhile, she is fighting the emotional turmoil of being a woman in a man’s world… Continue reading
Tagged Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Josh Singer, journalism, Liz Hannah, Matthew Rhys, meryl streep, Sarah Paulson, steven spielberg, the post, tom hanks, Tracy Letts
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I was so certain I had written a review on this film…
Anyway, it’s a medieval, Scottish-based Disney Pixar animation film about a young fiery red-headed princess named Merida (Kelly Macdonald). Her youth and freedom is threatened when her parents organise suiters to win her hand in marriage. She rebels and enlists a witch to change her mum (Emma Thompson) in order to change her fate.
While the dodgy witch (Julie Walters) did make her mother change, she changed her into a bear. This did change Merida’s fate but not in the most ideal way. Therefore, Merida has to find a way to break the spell… Continue reading
Tagged billy connolly, brave, Brenda Chapman, Craig Ferguson, disney, emma thompson, julie walters, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Mark Andrews, pixar, Robbie Coltrane
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I was dubious about this film at first, I was thinking ‘any second now it’s going to take a turn for the worse’. But it didn’t! It was actually a very uplifting film from beginning to end.
I love movies about a likeable and naive underdog – like About a Boy or Driving Lessons – but coming-of-age films with a great soundtrack like this one is even better. The songs are so catchy!… Continue reading
Tagged Aidan Gillen, comedy, coming of age, drama, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Jack Reynor, John Carney, Kelly Thornton, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, musical, sing street, the commitments
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“Show me the money!”
“You had me at ‘hello’.”
They’re quotes that everyone has heard, but I’m not convinced everyone has actually seen Jerry Maguire.
It probably has a similar reputation as A Few Good Men where everyone knows the “You can’t handle the truth!” line, but not as many have seen the film it’s from. (Coincidentally they’re both Tom Cruise movies.)
This film is about a sports agent called Jerry Maguire who has an epiphany that results in him sending a late-night mission statement to everyone in the office. An inspired letter about perceived dishonesty in the industry and how they should work toward quality over quantity. However, in the morning that all too familiar, overwhelming warm wave of regret hits him… Continue reading