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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Review: The Post (2017)

All the President’s Men: The Prequel

by Benjamín Harguindey

Before Watergate there was the Pentagon Papers, classified documents detailing the historical and military involvement of the United States in Vietnam for over 20 years. These were leaked and published by the New York Post and, more the point of this movie, by the Washington Post. It’s so much easier to root for the underdog, which was the case of the Post in 1971, when it was about to go public and was headed by the rare female editor.

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