Darkest Hour is a 2017 war drama film directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. It stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in the best performance of his career. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his work.

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a sceptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Described as gripping and enlightening, Darkest Hour is a must-watch film of 2018.

Ratings:

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%

Awards and Nominations:

The film won two Academy Awards, one Golden Globe, two BAFTA's, one SAG and 36 other wins.

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Battle of the Sexes is a biographical sports dramedy about the events leading to the 1973 tennis match between women's world #1 tennis player, Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-man's-champ and serial hustler, Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).

Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today. 

The exhibition match was played in front of 30,000 fans at the Houston Astrodome and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. We are hoping for a big turnout on film night to relive the match, so book your tickets today. 

Ratings:

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%

Awards and Nominations:

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes

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