One Shot #2: Darkest Hour

Though I had an overall so-so opinion of Joe Wright's 2017 Winston Churchill biopic, one aspect of the film stood out to me just as much as Gary Oldman's spellbinding lead performance - and that's Bruno Delbonnel's brilliant cinematography. And part of the reason is this one shot, right here: Even if you haven't seen … Continue reading One Shot #2: Darkest Hour

The Spark

I've mentioned this in previous posts, but I generally attribute my love and appreciation for film to my decision to minor in film during my college years, since I got to experience a broad spectrum of different genres and styles from a multitude of different directors and eras. Prior to that, I didn't go to … Continue reading The Spark

Best Picture Countdown #8: Darkest Hour

"Nations which go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished." - Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour (2017) Dir. Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2hr 5min Darkest Hour is an exploration into the life of British Prime … Continue reading Best Picture Countdown #8: Darkest Hour

Film Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

Dir. Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2hr 5min Spoiler level: Minor The moment I saw a screenshot of Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill some months ago, I knew I was going to see this movie. I had to travel an hour away … Continue reading Film Review: Darkest Hour (2017)