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Check out 10 of our personal favourite films from the past 12 months.
Director Christopher Nolan delivers once again with.this awe-inspiring WWII epic. Its May 1940, and thousands of British and French troops are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. With German forces advancing, their last chance of survival is rescue by boat. A complex rescue operation, this film highlights the heroic and oftentimes tragic events that unravelled. Starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Jack Lowden and Harry Styles – Dunkirk has become one of the most talked about movies of the year.
Hidden Figures wasn’t just a big hit at the box office, grossing over $230 million worldwide against a $25 million budget, it also received fantastic reviews. With a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes it also received three Oscar nominations. Based on a true story, Hidden Figures tells the remarkable team of three female African American mathematicians who served for NASA during the early period of the US space program. Exposing the racism and sexism of the period, its also an incredibly uplifting movie that sheds light on the mathematical geniuses that helped make the space era possible.
A remarkably intelligent horror movie starring British actor Daniel Kaluuya and Girls star Allison Williams, Get Out is about a WASPY young woman who decides it’s time to introduce her African American photographer boyfriend to her white suburban family. While a short stay at home with the girlfriend’s folks seems picture perfect at first glance, soon strange and increasingly disturbing events unfold. With a 99% Rotten Tomatoes approval rating, this is both a scary and sociologically explorative movie that’s very much worth a watch.
Wonder Woman has proved that a female lead can hold and excel in a superhero movie and has become both a monumental box office success and a critics darling. Starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, she plays an Amazonian warrior who leaves her idyllic lands to help a pilot (played by Chris Pine) to fight a major war and put her superpowers to the greater good. Discovering her true potential and inner self along the way, this movie is both inspirational and incredibly exciting.
Mel Gibson made his big Hollywood comeback in 2016 as the Director of Hacksaw Ridge. A war drama movie, its based on the 2004 The Conscientious Objector and follows the true WWII experiences of American pacifist combat medic Desmond Doss who as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refused to serve for his country with any type of weapon. Despite his lack of weaponry defence, he was able to save 75 men and was awarded multiple awards for his heroic acts. True to the story and deeply moving, this is a great pick for any fans of the war movie genre.
Charlize Theron stars in this sexy spy movie Atomic Blonde. Based on the graphic novel The Coldest City, its follows the career of Lorraine Broughton who is the most elite spy in MI6, and who will do absolutely anything to successfully complete her assigned missions. She is sent to Berlin just in time for the Berlin Wall to fall to take down an incredibly dangerous espionage ring. Effortlessly chic and stylistic, Theron was especially praised for her cinematic prowess and all empowering presence.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Guardians return and of course have an even bigger and more tantalising adventure on their hands. Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot and co are hired to protect goods owned by a powerful alien race – the Sovereign – only to discover that they are far from the moral alien race they claim – and have actually stolen the items they’re guarding. As the Guardian’s try to escape this untrustworthy species, Peter aka Star-Lord’s mysterious parentage gradually emerges.
Hugh Jackman’s legendary embodiment of Wolverine is back with Logan. In the latest instalment of the Wolverine franchise, Logan is now caring for an unwell Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at the Mexican border. However, he’s suddenly dragged back into his superhero duties when he meets a young mutant who is fleeing imminent capture. Receiving fantastic reviews, the movie was praised for both its thrilling action scenes and its intelligent take on the superhero mold.
Jessica Chastain shines in the thriller Miss Sloane, who despite playing one of Washington’s most in-demand political lobbyist, Elizabeth Sloane, she takes on a controversial role at a low funded firm that’s working towards new firearm regulations. Guided by her moral compass rather than her wallet, Miss Sloane must use her legal prowess – and very little financial backing - to get her through her toughest case yet.
Danny Boyle’s 1996 Edinburgh-set black comedy Trainspotting finally returned for its sequel T2 Trainspotting. With much of the original ensemble cast returning (including Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Johnny Lee Miller and James Cosmo) you’ll find out what the characters have been up to as well as enjoy many hilarious references back to the original’s plot. Mark Renton (Ewan) has spent over 20 years abroad – and he returns to catch up with his old cronies Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie. Nostalgic and still very funny, it’s perfect for fans of the original and for those discovering Boyle’s talent for the first time.
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