90s France. ACT UP folks fighting so hard, but
The state stalls, and out they’re shut.
Brilliant script. Deft direction.
Biscayart’s performance: perfection.
An exquisitely structured punch in the gut.
A young life lost, and the Senator’s worried his career will sour.
Terrific work from Clarke (Re: Ted’s darkest hour).
Advisers descend (to handle
The impending tabloid scandal).
An engaging study of hubris, privilege and power.
A simplistically told tale of the presidency that began
With the demise of the second son from the Kennedy clan.
There’s drama in his fight for Southern backing.
But, sadly: overall, the film is lacking
Any real depth of insight into Lyndon the man.
Those on the murderous leader’s list couldn’t duck it.
(Including Maria’s fam) So a note: she stuck it
In his record sleeve.
Iannucci and team achieve
Hilarious results (after old Joe kicks the bucket).
Ellsberg knows secrets, and while employed at RAND
Wants hard truths exposed, and takes a brave stand.
Spielberg’s work had me riveted:
Tense, as outcomes pivoted
On Kay’s decision (a superb Streep) re: playing The Post’s hand.
Judged because of her extraordinary face,
Lamarr's brilliance went unrecognised (a disgrace!) ..
It's so unfair that she was shafted.
This doco's beautifully crafted.
Hedy's own words: full of insight, humour and grace.
A few years of Marx at the time of his youth.
Some of his contemporaries think him uncouth
(Much impassioned, intellectual fighting).
With Engels: seminal writing.
A somewhat genteel portrait of Karl developing his truth.
Chastain is commanding, in her fearless depiction
Of Antonina, in this extraordinary story (non-fiction):
Amidst a multitudinous atrocity,
An enormous act of generosity.
Superb visual elements: from beauty and light to dereliction.
After the shocking assassination of President Jack,
Jackie won't settle for just Silent Widow in Black.
Portman's extraordinary (and the film's core).
There's a beautifully haunting score,
And masterful time shifts (the heartbreak of looking back).
Post-occupation, the Danish are embittered.
Enter German boys, to clear the coastline (littered
With mines). A heartbreaking journey
(Brutality/empathy) towards the gurney.
Innocent, young lives: away they are frittered.
McKay's captivating film feels so pacy and tight,
An engrossing mix of the heavy and the light:
Showing how some gov. folks, bankers
And other assorted wankers
Induced the GFC. Magnificent cast burn bright.
Extraordinary cast, portraying reporters pitted
Against church cover-ups re shocking crimes committed.
A gripping ode to investigation
And a delicate operation.
The tenacious fight for justice and for sins to be admitted.