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Tag: Benedict Cumberbatch

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1917 (****1/2) is never really gone

This film is exceptionally filmed and performed. It’s a necessary reminder that war is for keeps and not at all glamorous, even if the effort is a beautiful effort to save 1600 lives.

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Avengers: Infinity War (****) doesn’t need our opinions (spoiler free review)

#avengers #infinitywar You know what you’re getting when you walk in to the theater. This is less a (spoiler free) review than a complaint about the inevitability of it all. Still, the only way you can be disappointed is if you know how meaningless it all is…or if you think they’re never making another movie. 

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The Rules of August: Osage County

August: Osage County – 2013 Director John Wells Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, Misty Upham Written by Tracy Letts Rule #12: Meryl Streep will be nominated […]

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12 Years a Slave: Real Real Gone

12 Years A Slave – 2013 Director Steve McQueen Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard Writer John Ridley based on the book by Solomon Northup I have owned a […]

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is good, old-fashioned, Anglo-Saxon hi-jinks

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – 2011 Directed by Tomas Alfredson Starring Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Dencik, Tom Hardy, Kathy Burke, Simon McBurney Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan based on the novel by John le Carré There is a intimidation brought on by the specter of a bunch of British actors sauntering through […]