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Shout by Nancy L Draper

Darkest Hour 2017

This film won me over. It began poorly for me. I didn't care for Gary Oldman's Churchill or Ben Mendelsohn's choice of characterization of George VI. I was unuse to seeing Winston or the King portrayed as a blowhard or a faltering man but this provided a base upon which Anthony McCaren would build an arch that would span upward to a glorious triumph. He frames his story with a juxtaposition of viewpoints from the back rooms of power to the typewriter of a lowly secretary. Brilliant writing. Incredible performances from the aforementioned as well as Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas. A superb film for which I give a rating of 9 (superb) out of 10. (If you haven't already, you should immediately watch DUNKIRK following this movie - bring tissues.) [Historical Drama]

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