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 Greetings again from the darkness. Cinematic historical dramas, by definition, face the challenge of overcoming a known and documented outcome. Director Joe Wright (ATONEMENT… 703 more words


Darkest Hour - Marketing Recap

Winston Churchill is having his moment in the spotlight. His presence was felt, though not seen, in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk earlier this year and has appeared in a couple different TV shows recently, including Netflix’s “The Crown.” Now an integral part of Churchill’s life is coming to the big screen as he’s played by Gary Oldman in director Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour. 1,096 more words

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The Party

There is a theme throughout focusing on making it a current and topical film with punchingly dark humour

The issue that The Party never seems to escape from, is its incessant attempts at socially intuitive comedy. 312 more words


The Party


Shot in stark (and very unforgiving) black and white and confined pretty much to one set, The Party feels like the kind of thing that Mike Leigh has done so brilliantly in the past – indeed, if it resembles one of his works in particular, it certainly has echoes of… 355 more words


61st London Film Festival - Day 7

A film by Sally Potter with a stellar cast is always going to be a winner. The Party is one such. By modern standards, quite short – it runs for 88 minutes and was shot in two weeks. 370 more words

Darkest Hour Trailer #2 (2017) "We Shall Never Surrender"

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

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The Party ⭐⭐½

I’ve always worried that Sally Potter’s films are a bit too arty and high-brow for my taste but I never expected my first Potter to be a Play for the Day for 2017, although this is probably one of her more mainstream efforts and it is also a comedy, a genre not usually associated with her. 259 more words