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Have you been trying to keep track of all the film reviews we have been publishing this last month? We have put together this handy monthly round up of some of the best film reviews we have published recently. Here is our January film review round up.
After The New York Times begins publishing articles based on the “Pentagon Papers”, Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) looks to get in on the story. At the same time, Katherine ‘Kay’ Graham (Meryl Streep) – the Post’s owner/publisher – is preparing to take the company public and a crisis could jeopardise the whole deal. “The Pentagon Papers” are part of a classified report on US involvement in the Vietnam conflict that showed, among other things, that the scope of their involvement had secretly been enlarged and that the Johnson Administration had lied to both congress and the American people. Making it something the Nixon Administration is desperate to keep under wraps, threatening legal action against anyone who dares publish them. So the question is; if Bradlee and his team can find a source willing to supply them with a copy, will they be able to run the story and avoid going to jail?
Molly’s Game is a biographical crime drama written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on the memoir Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker. This memoir was written by Molly Bloom who is played by Jessica Chastain in Molly’s Game.
After a fairly violent opening to the film, A Landscape of Lies tells the story of Jacob who is inflicted with PTSD after spending his time in the Gulf war, as he tries to adjust to being back in the UK and is helped along by his former commanding officer, Hilt.
The Greatest Showman is a musical directed by Michael Gracey and written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon. The film stars Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman. The Greatest Showman is loosely based on the creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus by P. T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and focuses on the lives of its stars.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is also the eighth instalment in the episodic saga and the ninth instalment in the Star Wars franchise. The film stars Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Domnhall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set in the immediate aftermath of The Force Awakens. The Resistance is on the run after the annihilation of the New Republic by Starkiller Base. The Resistance did destroy Starkiller Base in retaliation. Nonetheless, The First Order has now begun its conquest to take control of the galaxy and crush The Resistance. The only hope for the galaxy is Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last Jedi. Rey (Daisy Ridley) seeks to learn from Luke. However, she struggles to convince a damaged, bitter Luke to overcome the past, teach her and save the galaxy.