Movie Review: Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright
“You can not reason with a Tiger when your head is in its mouth.” WC
Excellent costumes, setting and photography. Yes, it’s a lot of dialogue by old, white, rich English men, but it’s important stuff, even–no, especially today. An intimate view at May 1940, the month that may have changed history, from what was likely to what seemed impossible. Incredible performance by Gary Oldman (and the makeup artists).
“Will you stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you!” WC
A relatively painless history lesson. Sometimes real leaders aren’t popular, even within their own party, not that the director meant it to endorse Trump or his style. (And not to suggest that either Trump or Obama were Churchillian leaders.)
“He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.” Viscount Halifax
(Director Krennic is king, good heavens!)
Thanks, Ron. This film is on my list. Suddenly our town has a choice of good films. Another good thing about the holidays! Happy New Year to you and yours.