Monday, January 8, 2018

Darkest Hour

     

This is a wonderful movie that has you gripping the edge of your armrests as it progresses. History buffs will especially appreciate it.  Gary Oldman does an incredible job of playing Winston Churchill. And what's amazing, he didn't gain a pound. If he doesn't win mega awards I will really be surprised. If you aren't familiar with him here's the  Wikipedia link.Kristin Scott Thomas also does a brilliant job as Clementine Winston, as does Lily James as Elizabeth Layton. Overall I found the film fascinating.

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  1. I am glad you enjoyed it. I came to history late, but find it engrossing.

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    1. Hi EC, I find history fascinating and I've always been intrigued by Winston Churchill.

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  2. Sounds like a great film, must keep my eyes open for it when it gets shown here. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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    1. We thought it was amazing. Let us know if you get a chance to see it, Val.

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  3. I've heard nothing but good things about this film. So glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. Heard it was good indeed, good to know it actually is.

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    1. Gary Oldman was amazing. You'd swear you were watching Churchill.

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  5. I might not make it to the theater to see it, but I do want to see this film. The makeup on Oldman is incredible.

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    1. It was unbelievable, Alex. My understanding is that he specifically asked a makeup artist (?) to come out of retirement who he felt would do a remarkable job and he did.

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  6. This looks like a good one, and I adore Gary Oldman! He has played so many great roles, and really convinces you with his acting skills. Glad you enjoyed the movie and Happy Monday! Hugs...RO

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    1. I wasn't that familiar with Oldman, but he took my breath away in this one.
      Hugs back,

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    1. We enjoyed it. If you do see it, let us know what you think, Sharon.

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  8. This one is high on my list -- even before Oldham won the Golden Globe last night. I hope this is his year.

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  9. I hope we get to see this one before the Oscars.

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  10. He got a golden globe last night for it

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  11. I forgot this movie existed, have to keep it in my radar

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    1. I think you'll appreciate the history in it, Adam.

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  12. Oh gods...it's Gary Oldman and Winston Churchill. WELP. I guess I know what my wife is gonna be watching.

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  13. I do want to see this one. I love anything about Winston Churchill and I can't wait to see how Oldman carries off that role.

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    1. I can't imagine how he did it, Lee. The difference between the character and the man in real life is amazing.

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  14. Hi Sandra - it does look to be an excellent film - with some amazing actors and actresses. Dunkirk was superb too ... cheers Hilary

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  15. We thought it was excellent, Hilary.
    Dunkirk was well done though I would have liked to have seen more concentration on the rescuers instead of the rescuees:)
    Hope you're staying warm.

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  16. Part of my British History, Seems like a good film.

    Yvonne.

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  17. I am so behind! I really want to see this film and Gary Oldman looks brilliant in this role. He was excellent as Dracula and if you want to see another Oscar worthy performance that got 0 recognition , see Immortal Beloved where he plays Beethoven

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  18. I didn't realize he played Beethoven! Thanks for the update, Birgit.

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  19. I'm so looking forward to this. Thanks for sharing the trailer. x

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  20. Wow, thanks for the review Sandra and the trailer! Big Hugs!

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  21. I can't wait to see this film.

    All the best Jan

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