Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

We shall fight at the Oscars.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Offering little in the way of novelty or excitement, Darkest Hour (2017) is essentially a one-man show starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, delivering a wonderfully humane performance that sidesteps cliché in an otherwise unremarkable period piece. Best case scenario, history will remember the movie as the vehicle that finally earned Oldman a long overdue Oscar, and not much else.

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2017 Catch-up: Logan Lucky and Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Take Me Hollywood, Country Roads.

by Benjamín Harguindey

If nothing else, 2017 will go down as the year in which movies discovered what a lovely song is John Denver’s 1971 country single “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, which was already included in Alien: Covenant of all things and features prominently in the plot of two other 2017 comedies, Logan Lucky and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

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