105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The King’s Speech (2010)

Starring: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham-Carter, Geoffrey Rush Director: Tom Hooper In this true story, Β the prince becomes King George (Firth) unexpectedly when his brother abdicates to marry the woman he loves. With the kingdom thrust upon him, his stutter means that he is painfully shy, and he must learn to overcome his bashfulness in order… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The King’s Speech (2010)

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaugn, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer Director: Mel Gibson Mel Gibson directs this true story of a man, Desmond Doss (Garfield), who signed up to fight in WWII, but who could not carry a gun under religious principles. It's a remarkable story, as the first half we see how hard… Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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105 Must See Films: Raging Bull (1980)

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci Director: Martin Scorsese The true story of Jake La Motta, a boxer whose personal life derailed his professional one. His life goes from contender to washed up has been. A truly violent figure, whose weight balloons and who isn't afraid to turn on anyone in a jealous… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Raging Bull (1980)

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The Infiltrator (2016)

Starring: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt Director: Brad Furman Bryan Cranston in a film about drug dealing and money laundering... Well, you could certainly do a lot worse. It's lovely to see Cranston's career doing so well, he's a varied actor, and is able to show a dangerous and a tender side… Continue reading The Infiltrator (2016)

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Preview: Loving (2016)

Starring: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton Director: Jeff Nichols Although often very different in subject matter, Jeff Nichols films always have this exploration of humanity and love that I really like. Midnight Special was science fiction, but it was also about a man protecting his family, a man in extraordinary circumstances. In Take Shelter,… Continue reading Preview: Loving (2016)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Argo (2012)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman Director: Ben Affleck In 1980, the American embassy in Tehran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries, with six people escaping to a safe house. In order to get them out and back to the US, the CIA came up with the crazy plan of sending in a Hollywood producer… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Argo (2012)

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Preview: Christine (2016) with Q&A with star Rebecca Hall.

Starring: Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia Director: Antonio Campos In 1970's Florida, Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall) a broadcast news journalist, shot herself on live TV. This film shows the events leading up to her tragic decision. Christine was a woman struggling with depression, isolation and her need to succeed as a… Continue reading Preview: Christine (2016) with Q&A with star Rebecca Hall.

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Preview: Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Dylan O'Brien, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez Director: Peter Berg A True Story About Real Heroes... Or so runs the tagline. Peter Berg is the guy who brought you Lone Survivor (he produced there, directs here), a film that I rather liked. Perhaps he likes the theme of heroism… Continue reading Preview: Deepwater Horizon (2016)

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The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Directed By: James Wan I was so excited when I heard this was coming out, and yet I didn't actually get a chance to see it til recently. It's so rare for a horror to actually be scary, or to have a decent plot and character development, but this series… Continue reading The Conjuring 2 (2016)

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Bengazi (2016)

Starring: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale Director: Michael Bay If you've seen a Michael Bay movie you'll know that they're a lot like watching a cartoon and this is no exception. Purporting to tell the true story of one night in Libya where 6 members of a security team must save everyone in… Continue reading 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Bengazi (2016)