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by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 18th December 2014

With a true story that's almost hard to believe, this inspiring biographical drama is made with attention to detail and a remarkable resistance to sentiment. And strong acting helps bring the characters to life, even...

Tags: Jack O'Connell - Domhnall Gleeson - Jai Courtney - Garrett Hedlund - Luke Treadaway - Finn Wittrock

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 2nd January 2014

Based on his autobiography, this film is clearly designed to be the definitive film about Nelson Mandela. And it tells his remarkable story with skill, tracing his life from 25 to 75 while touching on...

Tags: Idris Elba - Naomie Harris - Tony Kgoroge - Fana Mokoena - Jamie Bartlett - Deon Lotz

Long Walk to Freedom: Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela Is Favourite For Oscar [Trailer]

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 12th July 2013

Idris Elba is the man to beat the 2014 Academy Awards for his portrayal of South African President Nelson Mandela, according to the bookmakers, anyway. Elba's star has risen in recent years thanks to BBC...

Tags: Idris Elba - Nelson Mandela - Guillermo Del Toro - Naomie Harris - William Nicholson - Harvey Weinstein

Les Miserables

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 11th January 2013

Starting at full-emotion and never wavering for a moment, this huge movie adaptation of the long-running stage musical wears us out with its relentlessly epic approach. OK, so neither the musical nor Victor Hugo's source...

Tags: Hugh Jackman - Russell Crowe - Anne Hathaway - Amanda Seyfried - Eddie Redmayne - Sacha Baron Cohen

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