The Mercy aided by Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz

If not for captivating performances from Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, The Mercy would be a largely forgettable biopic. Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth) had a lofty goal.  In a perfect world, the amateur sailor would have completed the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.  The goal of the race is to sail around the world without stopping.  There’s a danger that comes with these sort of competitions that need to be stressed.  They almost always result…

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The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos’s Best To Date

The Favourite is the wittiest film to date from director Yorgos Lanthimos and is brought to life largely by three strong women. The newest film from Yorgos Lanthimos takes place in the early 1700s.  Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) holds the English throne at this time.  She’s calling the shots while England and France are at war.  The war being the War of Spanish Succession–which doesn’t end until 1714.  While it’s safe to say that this film is a…

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Christopher Robin Finally Grows Up

In Disney’s Christopher Robin, the titular character is finally allowed to grow up.  But will he remember how to have fun? It’s post-war London and adult Christopher Robin now works as an efficiency manager for Winslow Luggage.  While his wife, Evelyn (Haley Atwell), and daughter, Madeline (Bronte Carmichael), embark on a holiday to Sussex, Christopher stays home to finish a work project.  His jerk of a boss, Giles Winslow (Mark Gatiss), orders him to work…

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