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historical

Gone with the Bullets (2014)

When Let the Bullets Fly first appeared in 2010 it felt like a breath of fresh air. Lighting up the box office and drawing a decent response from critics, Jiang Wen’s (director, writer and star) fast-paced dark comedy flew through China’s…

Pioneer (2013)

Despite the vast riches natural resources promise, they have a tendency to lead to corruption and instability. Norway is one of the few countries that has successfully marshalled this cursed prize, using careful exploitation and prudent…

Parkland (2013)

There's no doubt the assassination of then-President John F.Kennedy was a huge event in the American cultural, social and political spectrum. That being said, the question must be asked of whether there's anything more to learn or gain at…

Parkland (2013)

The Kennedys have been the focus of many a film and television series. A captivating couple embedded in popular culture, there will always be a desire to find out more about them and explore their world a little more. John F. Kennedy’s…

J. Edgar (2011)

Following the huge successes of Catch Me if You Can, The Aviator and now J. Edgar – and with a rumoured Sinatra biopic in the works – Leonardo DiCaprio may be giving Michael Sheen a run for his money as a one-man biopic powerhouse. His turn…

The King’s Speech (2010)

The King's Speech is the true life story of the incredible and unlikely friendship between a reluctant monarch at pains with his life long affliction and the defiant and maverick therapist who helps him overcome it. Beautifully shot and…

Barbarossa Siege Lord (2009)

Frederick I was emperor and leader of the Holy Roman Empire and also King of Germany. He led several campaigns into Italy in the 12th century and was given the name Barbarossa, which means “red beard” in Italian. This film details his…

The King’s Speech (2010)

A tale of personal triumph over adversity, of finding confidence in yourself to be the man that many others already know you can be, of stepping up to do your duty even when others have let you down, The King’s Speech is all of this and…