George MacKay in a scene from stunning World War I drama 1917 (category: TBC), directed by Sam Mendes, and co-starring Dean-Charles Chapman. Photo: Francois Duhamel/Universal Pictures

1917 film review: Sam Mendes’ visceral World War I drama is his best movie to date

  • Starring George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, director Sam Mendes’ 1917 is both technically stunning and emotionally devastating
  • It’s every bit as powerful as Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line, two World War II classics
Topic |   European films

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George MacKay in a scene from stunning World War I drama 1917 (category: TBC), directed by Sam Mendes, and co-starring Dean-Charles Chapman. Photo: Francois Duhamel/Universal Pictures
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Mark Ruffalo in a scene from Dark Waters, directed by Todd Haynes and co-starring Anne Hathaway.

Dark Waters film review: Mark Ruffalo shines as whistle-blowing lawyer in Todd Haynes’ engrossing portrait of a true American hero

  • Whistle-blower drama, in the same vein as All the President’s Men and The Insider, is based on real events surrounding the DuPont scandal of toxins in Teflon
  • Ruffalo skilfully portrays lawyer Robert Bilott as a quiet man who shows his caring nature by his actions in the case against the corporate giant
Topic |   American films

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Mark Ruffalo in a scene from Dark Waters, directed by Todd Haynes and co-starring Anne Hathaway.
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