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Sully (2016)

"155" Typically Clint is doing good, straightforward, old fashioned filmmaking in his new movie Sully, whose title itself signals the mood: simplicity. The subject is an old fashioned hero, the pilot, Chesley Sullenberger, nickname…

Mr. Holmes (2015)

He scorns the deerstalker, shuns the pipe and tuts his way through inaccurate cinematic depictions. 93 year old Sherlock Holmes is not a man at ease with the legend grown up around him. Frail of body and mind, he also desperately wants to…

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

The last time King George VI was portrayed on screen, he came across as a reluctant hero who eventually captured the nation's heart. Colin Firth and The King's Speech director Tom Hooper can sleep easy at night, knowing that they've done…

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

Monarch and president: just folks, insecure and naughty In this cuddly and blunt-spoken romp in 20th-century American history we visit FDR & Co (including wife and three lovers) in the Thirties, before the war, at the estate he liked…

Man Of The Year (2006)

Jon Stewart. Stephen Colbert. Jay Leno. Could you imagine any of those men one day becoming President of the United States of America? There are many people that will tell you politics is already one big joke so why not let a comedian loose…

Dave (1993)

I've always liked Dave. A lot. I think it's only fair to set my stall out from the very beginning. Some small part of me knows that I like it a lot more than most people do but that doesn't stop me praising, and rating, it highly when I…

Love Actually (2003)

Richard Curtis is, you could easily say, quite a giant figure in the modern British film and entertainment industry. His comic writing has provided audiences with a number of classic moments and when he created Four Weddings & A Funeral…