Official Secrets: Film Review

Official Secrets tells the remarkable true story of Katharine Gun, a whistleblower who took action and risked her livelihood in an effort to prevent the Iraq War. I didn’t know anything about her so I’m glad this film has been made to shine a light on her bravery.

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Official Secrets: LFF Film Review

Official Secrets tells the remarkable true story of Katharine Gun, a whistleblower who took action and risked her livelihood in an effort to prevent the Iraq War. I didn’t know anything about her so I’m glad this film has been made to shine a light on her bravery.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Film Review

The title of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is too long, odd and requires some effort to say correctly, but don’t let that put you off because it’s quite a sweet movie.

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Top Films for April 2018

It’s the start of another month so that can only mean by next monthly movie preview. Here’s what’s coming up in April.

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The Imitation Game: Film Review

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I cannot fault this at all. It is such a beautiful film and Benedict Cumberbatch is absolutely brilliant as Alan Turing. I couldn’t believe that I didn’t know this story before and now I want everyone to know his contribution to the war effort and the injustice he suffered afterwards.

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Top Films for March

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Arbitrage

Richard Gere plays a dodgy-dealing hedge fund manager who is looking to sell it for a handsome fee despite fiddling with the figures to cover a massive investment loss. Obviously, his life is pretty crazy trying to cover that up. His life really goes down the pan when he is in a car accident with his mistress and she is killed. This will ruin his marriage and his financial reputation if he is caught but the police are already on his tail. How will he get out of his mess?! Don’t think of it as a financial drama because it is more the study of a man who bit off more than he could chew. Gere looks on top form. Also starring Susan Sarandon and Tim Roth. Released 1st March

 

march2

Safe Haven

I love me a Nicholas Sparks adaptation. I haven’t read this book but the trailer already has me hooked. Julianne Hough plays Katie, a woman running away from a dark secret. She moves to a quiet town in North Carolina where she meets Alex (Josh Duhamel), a widower who seems to offer the feeling of safety she craves. This turns upside down when the police come looking for her…what could her dark secret be?! I can’t wait to see! Released: 1st March

 

march3

Stoker

This is a creepy thriller about a seriously messed-up family. Nicole Kidman loathes her daughter, India (Mia Wasikowska) and, after her father dies, the uncle (Matthew Goode) comes to live with them. The uncle is very weird, rather incestuous and although India knows he is not a good man, she becomes increasingly infatuated with him. This is such a refreshing idea and I’m curious as to how it all pans out. Released: 1st March

 

march4

Side Effects

When Emily (Rooney Mara) attempts suicide, psychiatrist Jonathon (Jude Law) eventually gives her experimental drug Ablixa as nothing else seems to work. Emily ends up killing somebody and when the case goes to trial, Jonathon tries to plead insanity. His career ends up in the spotlight and his ability as a psychiatrist is questioned. Was this his fault? Was the murder a side-effect, or is there more to the story?! This is a very intriguing thriller and I can’t wait to see it. Also starring Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Released: 8th March

 

march5

The Paperboy

I am picking this purely because I love me some Zac Efron! Zac and Matthew McConaughey play brothers and reporters who are working on a story about a murder. Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) is on death row for the crime but the boys are hoping to prove his innocence, along with an obsessed fan, Charlotte (Nicole Kidman). Charlotte has never met Van Wetter but wants to marry him if/when he gets out. Problem is that Zac starts to fall for Charlotte and this begins to complicate their investigation. Released: 15th March

 

march6

The Host

I can’t wait to see this because I’ve read the book by Stephenie Meyer and I loved it. However, I just don’t know how it will work because you have the thoughts of one person battling with the thoughts of another, within the same body. I don’t know how they will show this. Saoirse Ronan plays Melanie Stryder who (like the rest of the world) has been implanted with “a host”, a soul which will take command of her body. Melanie doesn’t want to give up her body and after months of resistance, the host finally agrees to help her and other, normal humans. Released: 29th March