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Mandela’s long walk still inspires

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom ★★★★ (Directed by Justin Chadwick) A true life-lesson in rising above oppression with a compassionate heart. Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Mark Elderkin, Robert Hobbs, Theo Landey and Grant Swanby Written by William Nicholson, based on the autobiography Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela. Biography, drama, true story. 2hr 27mins. M for violence and offensive language. […]

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Skewed vision of the People’s Princess

3SR: The most pertinent question Diana asks is how deep you will have to dig to find compassion for a woman so privileged and coddled she could not even boil pasta. Starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Cas Anvar, Lee Asquith-Coe, Geraldine James and Juliet Stevenson. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. Written by Stephen Jeffreys. Biography, drama, […]

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American justice

3SR: Attention to detail undercuts the drama in a period piece that demands the truth. Starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Tom wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood. Screenplay by James Solomon and Gregory Bernstein. Directed by Robert Redford. 122 minutes. Rated M for violence. ***1/2 In Hollywood, history is a crapshoot where any shred of […]

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The need for speed

3SR: A joy for the speed junkies, Golden God Hemsworth embodies the archetypal 70 playboy as Formula One star James Hunt in Rush, but it’s the tale of Lauda’s determination that makes the film. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl and Olivia Wilde Directed by Ron Howard Written by Peter Morgan Biography, drama, sport, true story. […]

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