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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.
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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.

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Poison bigot Irving makes outlandish libel claim Against Lipstadt, serving to fuel his dubious fame. Compelling true drama (court). Hare's screenplay: mostly taut. Weisz: strong. Wilkinson: shines when Rampton takes aim.

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Three brilliant women, each with a maths-related vocation Working at NASA, in a time of segregation. Wonderful performances; uplifting; Hard-fought journeys; attitudes shifting ...

Though this film has some flaws (clearly), There were elements I enjoyed dearly: Nods to Curtiz et al; Gorgeous wardrobe; locale. It's old-fashioned, in a good way (sincerely).

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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).

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A tearing apart of brothers once loving and devoted. (Differing allegiances mean the relationship's demoted) Though some problems (including pace) There's that spectacular chariot race ...

A gripping film, within a hellhole's walls. Seen through a narrow field of vision (Saul's). His dogged mission Is his singular ambition: One redemption from the horror, before death calls.

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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.

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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.

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