105 Must See Films, Film Reviews, Uncategorized

105 Must See Films: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch Director: Steve McQueen Chilling true story of Solomon Northrup, a black man kidnapped from the North and sold into slavery in the South, and the 12 years it took to free himself. Beautifully shot, and well paced, two key performances stand out.… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

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The Imitation Game (2014)

The true story of an awkward mathematical genius during WW1, who worked to create a machine that could crack the Nazi codes, but whose personal life would cost him everything.  Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance Director: Morten Tyldum Oddly, what struck me first about this film was how it never… Continue reading The Imitation Game (2014)

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Black Mass (2015)

The true crime story of the South Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, who used the FBI to expand his turf by informing on the local Italian mafia.  Starring: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon. Director: Scott Cooper A long overdue return to form for Johnny Depp, and possibly the best gangster film of the… Continue reading Black Mass (2015)