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: 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)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Patton (1970)

Starring: George C Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young Director: Franklin J Schaffner In this film, co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, and spread over almost three hours, tells the story of the famous general Patton, from his time in Tunisia to the Battle of the Bulge in WW2, to his dismissal. Sometimes called the definitive biopic… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Patton (1970)

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Child 44 (2015)

Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman Director: Daniel Espinosa Based on a popular novel by Tom Rob Smith, the drama in this films comes from the concept prevalent in Soviet Russia under Stalin that since the political revolution created a perfect society, there could not possibly be any such thing as crime.… Continue reading Child 44 (2015)

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen. Director: Gareth Edwards I suppose that I might as well open by telling you that I found this film less than impressive. Jyn (Jones) is the daughter of the man who designed the Death Star. Her father (Mikkelsen)… Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

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Preview: Allied (2016)

Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard Director: Robert Zemeckis Part thriller, part romance, this film is the story of Max Vatan (Pitt), a Canadian Intelligence officer, and Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard), a beautiful French Resistance fighter, who meet during an assassination mission in Casablanca in 1942. Strangers playing the role of a married couple, they find themselves… Continue reading Preview: Allied (2016)

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Free State Of Jones (2016)

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kerry Russell, Mahershala Ali Director: Gary Ross An interesting film, which Empire really didn't rate this month, and that I really loved. This film tells the tale of a man and a place that held out against the unfairness of oppression. It's a little complicated to put it into a… Continue reading Free State Of Jones (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)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi Director: Isao Takahata Although I loved this film, after it finished I needed a drink! It's very sweet and very sad. The film is about a boy Setsuko and his little sister Seita, at the end of WW2 in Japan. During an air raid their mother is badly injured and… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)