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‘Darkest Hour’, Gary Oldman’s ticket to an Oscar

Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas in Darkest Hour (2017). Photo by Jack English.

Brian Lang

February 13, 2018

During the cold winter months, studios begin marching out huge dramas headlined with the names of Hollywood’s top drawer actors. This year’s “Darkest Hour” follows this tradition. Telling the story of Churchill’s rise as prime minister, “Darkest Hour” is filled with sentime...

‘Dunkirk’ a thrilling war flick, falls flat

Mark Rylance and Barry Keoghan in Dunkirk (2017). Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon.

Brian Lang

February 5, 2018

There comes a time in every serious director’s career to produce a war movie. Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film “Dunkirk” is an ode to the heroism and bravery of soldiers throughout some of the darkest days in Britain’s history. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Harry Styles, “Dunkirk” is a tens...

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