Friday, November 22, 2019

Tag: Joe Alwyn

Harriet (2019)

Title: Harriet
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Kasi Lemmons
Written by: Gregory Allen Howard and Kasi Lemmons
Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters
Release Date: 11/1/2019
Running Time: 125 minutes

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Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The cast is featured in period-style photographs during the first part of the credits.

Memoriam: In loving memory
Steven H. George
1952 -2019

Special thanks to Tony and Frank for this submission


Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Title: Mary Queen of Scots
Rating: R
Directed by: Josie Rourke
Written by: Beau Willimon
Based on the book by: John Guy
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Ian Hart, Gemma Chan, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Adrian Lester, and James McArdle
Release Date: 12/7/2018
Running Time: 123 minutes

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Queen of France at 16 and widowed when she was barely 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, Mary has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), who rules as England’s Queen. Contrary to earlier accounts, and based on Dr. John Guy’s research, we see Mary as a capable politician and leader who wanted an alliance with her cousin Elizabeth. Mary fights to govern her unruly kingdom at a time when female monarchs are reviled as monstrous. To secure their thrones, the two Queens make very different choices about marriage and children. Mary’s reputation is under continual attack from her enemies, who construct lies about her sexual conduct. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens–driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of Alex Beckett

Special thanks to Tony for this submission


Favourite, The (2018)

Title: The Favourite
Rating: R
Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith, Mark Gatiss, and Jenny Rainsford
Release Date: 11/23/2018
Running Time: 119 minutes

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Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank and Gabe for this submission


Operation Finale (2018)

Title: Operation Finale
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Written by: Matthew Orton
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz, Nick Kroll, Haley Lu Richardson, Joe Alwyn, Pepe Rapazote, and Greta Scacchi
Release Date: 8/29/2018
Running Time: 122 minutes

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Fifteen years after the end of World War II, acting on irrefutable evidence, a top-secret team of Israeli agents travel to Argentina where Eichmann (Kingsley) has been in hiding together with his family under the alias ‘Ricardo Klement’ and execute an extremely dangerous abduction. In attempting to sneak him out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel while being pursued by the country’s right-wing forces, agent Peter Malkin (Isaac) is forced to engage Eichmann in an intense and gripping game of cat-and-mouse with life-and-death stakes.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank, and Tony for this submission


Sense of an Ending, The (2017)

Title: The Sense of an Ending
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Ritesh Batra
Written by: Nick Payne
Based on the novel by: Julian Barnes
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Billy Howle, Joe Alwyn, Freya Mavor, Matthew Goode and Charlotte Rampling
Release Date: 3/10/2017
Running Time: 108 minutes

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Tony Webster (Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

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Title: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Rating: R
Directed by: Ang Lee
Written by: Jean-Christophe Castelli
Based on the book by: Ben Fountain
Starring: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin
Release Date: 11/11/2016
Running Time: 110 minutes

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Based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel, the film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions.


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During Credits? No

After Credits? No