YESTERDAY (2019)

A film by  Danny Boyle

Cast:  Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino 

Yesterday everyone knew the Beatles, but today only Jack remembers their songs. He is about to become extremely famous. Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter whose dreams are sinking into the sea that borders the small village where he lives in England, despite encouragement from Ellie, his best childhood friend who never stopped believing in him. After an accident with a bus during a strange blackout, Jack wakes up in a world where he discovers that the Beatles never existed … which will put him in a serious case of conscience.

Ok Danny Boyle is a fan of the Beatles which was the greatest band ever on this face of this earth. Let’s face it, in every song of every albums was a hit song now tell me what band has done so so far. Jack who got into an accident because of a weird black out finds out that no one has heard of the Beatles except him. After all he is not the song writer that he wanted to be so he decided to do the unthinkable. Good film but he doest not go where it suppose to go, and does not avoid the cliché with the love story that is predictable. One surprise in it. The film is enjoyable to watch and you will hear the Beatle songs all over again and it has humour in it. So it is not a complete waste. There are some weird moments in reference to john Lennon. Thank god that the actors here were talented and had chemistry.

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DARKEST HOURS (2017)

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A film by Joe Wright

Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas

During world war II the new prime minster Winton Churchill (Gary Oldman) has this big decision to make to negotiate peace with Hitler or fight until the end.

Here is a great film by Joe Wright and did he ever nailed it. Some how Dunkirk the film of Nolan and this film are connected beautifully well. The problem is some of the member of the parliament wanted to negotiate peace but Churchill wanted to go to war, he did not see peace negotiation with Hitler and that was smart. He wanted to fight until the end. Hitler here was this madman who was killing and taking countries left and right however Winston knew that negotiate with a madman is not going to end well and it was a sign of weakness. Oldman here has the perfect role that fits him like a glove and what a beautiful performance. Kristin Scott Thomas is terrific in the role of Clementine. My favourite scene is when he goes in the subway and have a talk with the people in the train. Although he had a trade mark smokes cigar, love his whiskey and champagne. In the darkest hour Churchill was at his best. Just imagine the pressure he was under. A terrific film here not to be missed.

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