Belfast: Kenneth Branagh, Cast on Everlasting Love

During a Critics Choice Association press conference for Belfast, Kenneth Branagh, Caitríona Balfe, and Jamie Dornan discussed “Everlasting Love.” While this question wasn’t answered by newcomer Jude Hill, both he and Ciarán Hinds were also in attendance. Hinds briefly chimes in about why he didn’t show up for the scene in question. The press conference, moderated by Scott Mantz, was exclusive to Critics Choice Association members attending in person or virtually. Prior to the press…

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Belfast Is A Personal Film For Kenneth Branagh

Belfast is the most personal film yet for writer/director Kenneth Branagh and could only be made after his parents died. August 15, 1969. Belfast. Riots. The city would never be the same. We’ve all heard about the fighting between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland but this film really puts in on display. Appropriately, Belfast focuses in on Buddy (Jude Hill), a nine-year-old boy. Buddy’s life in North Belfast is turned upside down right there in…

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Tenet Arrives Home On Blu-ray For Safe Viewing

Tenet is finally making its arrival on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray so audiences can view the film in the safest way possible during a pandemic. I enjoyed this film for what it is but Tenet is not the film to risk your life during a pandemic.  I watched the film for the first time on a 43″ 4K TV.  It is as close to the theatrical experience that I am going to get for…

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Artemis Fowl Tries To Do Too Much In 94 Minutes

The problem with Artemis Fowl is the same problem that plagued Green Lantern in that the film tries to do way too much during its run time. There are films that deserve the ire of Green Lantern and Independence Day 2. Hell, for all the problems with Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl deals with too much mythology to bring the books justice.  Disney was right to send this film to the vault that is Disney+.  I’m…

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All is True: William Shakespeare’s Last Days

All is True picks up after the tragic burning of the Globe Theatre and William Shakespeare retiring to a home life in Stratford. William Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh) is the greatest playwright of all time.  This is a film that tells is story following the Globe Theatre fire.  The fire would lead Shakespeare into retirement.  He would never write another play again.  Screenwriter Ben Elton draws upon what we know about the Bard and takes liberties elsewhere. …

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Thor – The Road to Endgame

Thor introduces an entirely new realm of mythology to the Marvel Cinematic Universe by way of the wondrous beauty that is Asgard. The film’s prologue introduces us to the nine realms, Asgardians, and Frost Giants.  We already had somewhat of an introduction during Captain America with the search for the Tesseract.  It goes without saying that one expands upon the mythology.  The main artifact that drives the plot is the Casket of Ancient Winters.  It’s…

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Murder on the Orient Express: Was This Remake Necessary?

Murder on the Orient Express makes for some great set pieces and period costumes but the whodunnit mystery doesn’t really need another adaptation. Director Kenneth Branagh, working from a screenplay written by Michael Green, has gathered an all-star cast but with so many suspects, there’s a major fight for screen time. A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam walk up to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and despite the making of a classic joke, there’s…

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The Impact of Dunkirk on the British

The evacuation of Dunkirk is one that has had a huge impact on the British.  If not for the evacuation, there’s no guarantee what would have happened if not for Operation Dynamo. It’s far more than just a British story. “It was a massive event that still has international significance, says Joshua Levine, author of Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk, and a historical consultant on the film.  “Everything that’s celebrated about World War II—in Britain, in…

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Dunkirk: An Event Film That Should Be Seen In 70mm

Based on an inspiring true story, Dunkirk delivers a film that should give Christopher Nolan a long-overdue Oscar nomination for outstanding directing. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the war film stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy.  Nolan veteran Michael Caine sneaks in with an uncredited voice cameo talking to Tom Hardy’s Royal Air Force…

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