Friday, December 29, 2017

Darkest Hour

Starting to gear up on our annual march to see all of the Oscar nominated films, Sharon and I went to see Darkest Hour at the UA Arden. For the next several weeks, we will be guessing at which films are going to get nominations in the major categories.

The Darkest Hour is on some lists for best picture. Additionally, Gary Oldman's portrayal of Churchill tops most lists for best actor. Oldman has already been nominated for the Best Actor – Drama at the upcoming 75th Golden Globe Awards and for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.

Darkest Hour is a 2017 British biographical war drama film. The film stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and follows his early days as Prime Minister. The movie actually covers the period from May 9 to May 28, 1940. The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James. Lily James was in Baby Driver.

I enjoyed the film more than Sharon did. I read a FDR book earlier this year. Churchill pops up a number of times in that book. Additionally, the Dunkirk retreat takes place during film. After seeing trailers for Dunkirk repeatedly last year, I need to see that movie as a bookend to this movie.

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